Chess: It’s not too late to sign up for the PTO’s morning chess program. Information can be found here, including the registration form.
No School: There is no school on Monday, January 21 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Town Meeting: The next Town Meeting is January 29 at 1:55. The class of the week is Mrs. Tutt’s second grade.
Other Bits of Information
Remind Texts: Many of you have signed up to receive texts from me using Remind. We do not pay to use Remind for our texts. Remind contacted us because they are making a change due to their cost increases. This only impacts those of you using Verizon Wireless as your phone carrier. Verizon is going to charge Remind more money in order to accept Remind texts and send them to you. Remind estimates it will cost them more than $1 million dollars each year. Therefore, they are stopping their relationship with Verizon. What does that mean for you? Effective January 28, 2019, Verizon Wireless customers will no longer receive text messages from me. However, there is a simple way to remedy this situation. You can download the mobile app to your phone and receive messages that way. The mobile app is free of charge. With the app, you would need to enable the notifications so you will know when a text is sent.
Free/Reduced Lunch: It’s never too late to apply for free/reduced lunch. There are times throughout the year that family situations change and families may need this benefit. Information about applying for free/reduced lunch may be found here.
Calling Child Out Late or Absent: Please make sure you call the school when your child is going to be late or absent. Someone is in the office each morning at 7:30.
Dismissal Changes: Whenever your child is not going home their normal way, you need to send a note to school with your child indicating this change.
Morning Drop Off: Thank you to everyone who consistently follows our morning drop off routine. Just a couple reminders: 1. The person dropping off your child needs to stay in the car. If your child needs assistance to get out of the car on the passenger side, please park your car. 2. You may drop your child off where there is a sidewalk. You do not have to drop your child off at the front door. They are able to walk on the sidewalk to the school’s front door.
Flu Information: With all that has been happening with sick children, I thought this flu and germ information sheet from the National Association of Elementary School Principal provided some good reminders about keeping everyone healthy. You may access it here.