Ms. Heffron's Weekly Letter
We are delighted to have the snow and it would not surprise you to know that our students are having a great time in it! With such large green space areas, and snow piled up high along the edges of the playground, students have room to crawl and roll and run and build. After a winter with no snow to play in, this is a welcome change for us. There is a small downside. Despite our best efforts, some recess conflicts related to snow do occur, and we try to take a community based approach while giving students some self determination to figure out small conflicts on their own. There are two frequent complaints: someone knocked down something others built and ‘stealing’ of snow or ice from one fort to make another. Obviously, these are pretty small problems in the scheme of the world. To some children, though, it is hard to let these conflicts go when they come in from recess. For your knowledge, our expectations, reinforced through announcements and teacher directions are:
- Don’t break something you did not make.
- When someone is in a ‘fort’ or other thing they created, don’t take parts of it for your own use.
- The snow and fields are community spaces and no one can own a fort or area or hill. Students are encouraged to build onto something that others have made.
- No throwing of snowballs.
I hope your child(ren) are telling you of their recess fun!
Parent Teacher/Guardian conferences are scheduled for next Wednesday and Thursday. Students have school all day on Wednesday. They are released at 11:45 on Thursday. Conferences are scheduled Wednesday 4:00-8:00 and Thursday 1:00-8:00. Contact your child’s teacher if you do not have a scheduled time.
Placement Optional Parent Information Form: If you intend to return this form, please do so prior to Spring Break.
Spring Break starts Friday, March 24th and students return April 3rd. Enjoy this altered schedule with your children however you spend the days.
Report cards will be posted to Family Access by the end of the day today. For the link to Family Access, click here. Call the office for any assistance.
5th Grade Band, Orchestra and Choir Performance: Our 5th graders were shining at last night's performances. It is exciting to see how far they have come in music, and also as students! Hats off to the students who have worked hard to learn instruments and vocal songs and kudos to Mr. Kieffer, Mr. Loebl and Mr. Brody.
Enjoy the snow while we have it. We are!