October 2017

Fall is already upon us and it’s time to ensure that your students dress appropriate for our cooler mornings. We continue to have a daily recess unless it is raining or below 20 degrees.  Make sure students stay warm and dry with a hoodie or jacket.  If they forget to bring them home, remind them to check the red lost and found basket outside the cafeteria; if you need one for the season, see Mrs. Harding.

A few reminders for October and November.  Our October count window is now open and attendance is vital as it determines our funding for 2018-19. Student council is hosting some spirit week activities October 2nd - 6th  to get your students excited about attending everyday.   Please do everything you can to have your students in school! Our first quarter ends on October 12th.  Report cards will  be shared with you at Parent Teacher Conferences on November 7th or 9th.  Ensure that you look for your time/day preference sign up in Friday folders before students are dismissed for fall break (October 16th - 20th).

At Parent Teacher Conferences you will have time to meet with your child’s teacher briefly to discuss progress and goals.  You will also be able to experience our Mindfulness Room and see how our social worker, Mrs. Dowell,  works with your students to learn calming techniques to help them through their day. The administrative team: Jennifer Harrington, Paul Tancrede, and Jen Levine, will also be available for informal conversation and some snacks in the library.

Don’t forget some of our fun activities are coming up in October as well.  October is college awareness month.  Other than spirit week, we are encouraging staff and students to wear college gear each Wednesday in October.  The Altura Carnival is from 4:30 - 6:30 on October 11 and our Halloween parade and classroom parties are on October 31st from 2:00 - 3:00.  Please remember as you look for costumes, that they must be elementary school appropriate for both your students and yourselves if you decide to join the festivities (no blood, gore, weapons or masks).

Jennifer Harrington, Principal


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