From the Principal

September, 2014

Safety Reminder: We would appreciate it if students did not arrive at school in the morning until 8:00 am. We have supervision available at that time. Students are not to be dropped off at the center island between schools. There is absolutely no parking in the fire lane even if it’s only for a brief period. Parents may park in the parking lot or available spaces in the middle island and walk their child to class. For parents dropping off at the K3 building, please remember to turn left before the CDC drive, and then exit or proceed to the 3-6 building. Small children are present under the CDC canopy quite frequently, and drive thru traffic for school drop off is prohibited. A reminder to parents to please not leave your car unattended in the circle drive between 8:00 – 8:30 am and between 3:00 – 3:35 pm. This allows us to provide a free flow of traffic and to safely unload/load the students into your car.

We are required by the State of Michigan to have a minimum of 1,098 hours of classroom instruction during the school year. We would appreciate having students arrive at school between 8:00 am – 8:10 am so they can begin their instructional day at 8:20 am. The instructional day ends at 3:30 pm. As a safety and security measure, students cannot be dropped off prior to 8:00. Students who need to leave school prior to the end of the school day must be signed out in the office by the parent or authorized adult. The office secretary will then notify the teacher who will dismiss the student from the classroom to the office.

Please remember to turn in all snack and lunch orders by 10:00 am on Wednesday. We order the meals on Wednesday for the following week based on the orders received.

1st-6th grade will be attending Art Prize on October 4th from 8:45-2:00. This is a free event! Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket.

Save the date! On September 25th we will be awarding the summer workbook medals, character awards, and discussing the Bully Buster program with students. If you are available to attend we will be meeting in the portable at 9:30.

We still have openings in grades 1-6. Please encourage all your friends/relatives/neighbors to contact the office at 963-5851 if they would like to enroll their children in our school. A student referral earns you a gas card, stop in the office for referral cards!

Thank you,
Melissa Martin
Principal