It has been an exciting and productive few weeks as students, faculty, and staff have settled into a new school year. We are very proud of our office staff for working diligently to ensure the teachers and students had all they needed to start the school year. Many forms went home at the start of the year. If you have not handed in a demographic validation form that also contains the confidential medical emergency form, please do so as soon as possible.
Our Open House in September was virtual. Our teachers worked hard to prepare their presentations that were full of information. It’s great when families are involved and active in the education of their children. Research shows that children who attend school on a regular basis are more successful in their studies. We look forward to a productive partnership with our families.
I would like to thank Mrs. Gusmano, our Student Assistance Counselor, in advance for making classroom visits throughout the year. Our theme for October is “Healthy and Drug-Free Looks Like Me.” This is in connection with Red Ribbon Week. This year Red Ribbon Week will be October 25-29.
Finally, I’d like to thank the enormous efforts of our PTO. They came to our Kindergarten orientation. They continue to work for the benefit of all our students in their fundraising efforts and sponsored events. Their first big event was our Welcome Dance on September 24. This was a very well-attended event and everyone had a great time. The Miss Chocolate fundraiser packets went home with students on the first day of school. The next big events will be Movie Night and the food drive. There will be more information about these events posted on Class Dojo and sent via email.
October has some important dates to remember:
- September 30 – Fire Prevention Day
- October 8 – Progress Reports published to the Parent Portal
- October 11 – Columbus Day – School Closed
- October 12 – Board of Education Meeting at Central Office at 6:30 PM
- October 21 – PTO Meeting – virtual
- October 25-29 – Red Ribbon Week