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A Message From The Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to November! 

Our students had a very exciting Halloween Bash as the treats and photo booth were a hit.  Please take a look at some of the creative costumes from the night. https://photos.app.goo.gl/UAtovpS7Sqhu1wKG2

Picture retakes will occur on Friday, 11/3/17.  If you were not satisfied with your child's original packet, he/she must bring that packet back to school on Friday, 11/3, and return it to the photographer in order to take a new photo and receive a replacement package.  Please remind your children to dress appropriately for their pictures if choosing to retake them or if they were absent during the initial picture day.  In addition, we will be having grade level class group photos on this day as well.

Election Day is on Tuesday, 11/7/17.  Please remember that no children come to school on this day.  Our staff members will be taking part in a Superintendent's Conference Day and expanding on professional development opportunities.

School will be closed on Friday 11/10/17 for Veteran's Day.

Our annual fall campus cleanup will take place on Monday, 11/13/17 from 2:45 – 4:15 on our Middle School Campus.  This is a great opportunity for those 8th graders interested in getting community service hours with regard to National Junior Honor Society criteria.

Quarter 2 begins Monday, 11/13/17 so please have a conversation with your children regarding any missing materials that need to be turned in before the end of the quarter.  This is also a great time to clean out binders and keep all items in safe storage until the end of the year.

Please mark your calendar to check PowerSchool on Thursday, 11/16/17 for Quarter 1 Report Card Grades and Comments.  Please be sure to reach out to teachers regarding any academic, behavioral, or social concerns.

Thanksgiving Recess will be observed 11/22/17 – 11/26/17.  Enjoy this time with your family and reflect on everything that we have to be thankful for.

With all of the recent happenings across the world, we are reminded of the decisions we make.  It is imperative that we sit down with our children and communicate the importance of making good choices.  One of our district goals is building relationships and fostering an environment that is socially and emotionally stable so that all children can excel academically.

Hate speech will not be tolerated in our schools.  Degrading attacks by students that are based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability will be addressed with consequences.  Every student deserves the right to a safe environment without fear of verbal or physical attacks on their identity.  

Our code of conduct prohibits such behavior and it is noted that while such incidents are rare, they have a significant impact on the children who are attacked and on those who witness this type of behavior, as well as our school community. 

Staff members, including teachers, psychologists, assistants, aides and monitors encourage positive relationships and interactions. We have had speakers and programs that emphasize appropriate and supportive communication. There is no room for hate speech in our schools.  Please partner with us in communicating with your children the importance of making good choices.

As the year progresses quickly please find the time to communicate with your children.  Studies show that spending time with your children through reading together, playing sports or games, and creating arts and crafts just to name a few, opens the line of communication for all. 

Thank you for partnering with us in developing life-long learners.

Sincerely,

Mr. McCarty 

 


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Phone (845) 528-8101, Fax (845) 528-8145