It’s already December! This time of year is often abuzz with learning, as students are solidly into the school routine and teachers are diving deeply into learning targets. A few pieces of information for you this month:
Veterans Day: A big thank you to the nearly 100 veterans who joined us for our Veterans Day assembly last month, and to the many more whose service has touched us all. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our special video on our webpage of the whole school singing the national anthem. Thank you to our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Bennett, for planning this patriotic event.
Tree of Sharing: We are seeing so many gifts come in to support our families who have requested some assistance this holiday season! We are grateful for our generous community. If you are interested in helping in this way, we still have a few tags left on our tree in the front office.
Bear Necessities Store: This is something new we’re doing to encourage great behavior at school! When staff catches a student doing the right thing, we give them a PAWS ticket. Encourage your kiddo to hang on to these tickets, because they can be collected and turned in for all kinds of fun prizes from a bouncy ball to a pizza party from our school store. Our fabulous PTO helps distribute these prizes once a month.
Cold Weather: To help your child be prepared for the colder weather we are facing, please keep in mind our weather guidelines. Recess and morning line up will be outside unless the temperature falls below 16 degrees, or when, at our discretion, it is actively raining. Thank you for sending your child dressed appropriately for the weather.
Keeping Our Campus Clean: Recently, our playground has been gifted with multiple piles of dog droppings. We are asking our community to help us keep our grounds (and our students!) clean by honoring our pet-free campus policy, even outside of school hours.
Mark Your Calendars: Music programs and more this month!
We hope the upcoming break is filled with joy, peace, and family. You’ll hear from us again in the new year!
Justin Valentine, Principal
Christine Spinnell, Principal Assistant