September 4, 2018

Welcome Back Neighborhood School Families!

I hope you and your children have had a good vacation and are eager to begin the school year.  I can’t quite believe today is Labor Day and the children arrive Wednesday. Last week, I participated in a principals’ meeting and spent the morning studying yet another system used to evaluate principals... this in addition to all the different rubrics used to measure us, students and schools.  The experience left me feeling disconnected and deflated. It was coming back to school, watching and helping teachers set-up classrooms, listening to them talking together, laughing, and sharing ideas later that day that reminded me of what I love about school and specifically our community, and excited me for the year.  As I walk around the building, I see how thoughtful teachers are being in creating spaces for their students. As I move from room to room, I think how lucky our children and families are… to have such caring and dedicated teachers.

I hope you will be able come to the PTA sponsored Welcome (back) Picnic Tuesday, September 4th in the recess yard from 4 - 6 PM.  Please bring a dish to share! No worries if you can’t make it; we will see you bright and early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, September 5th is the first day of school for students!  We start each day at 8:25 AM  Please remember that children and families must wait until 8:23 AM to go upstairs to classroom.  Yes, even on the first day.  Breakfast is served each morning beginning at 7:45 AM.  The school day ends at 2:45 PM. Late pick-up is in Room 306 (across from the boys bathroom on the 3rd floor).

Unsure about your child’s after school plans this year?  Please come to our after After School Program Fair Friday at 8 AM in the Lobby.  All after school programs begin the week of September 12th.

Please also remember there is no school next Monday and Tuesday in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

I am eager to see you and your children soon!




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