REMINDERS FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome to fall. With the wonderful warm weather, it is hard to believe that winter is on its way. Students will be outside anytime the temperature is 25 degrees or higher. When the purple flag is on the flagpole, it indicates a purple flag day. Students will be allowed inside on these mornings at 8:00 am. Due to the large number of students in the gym, we ask that parents kiss and go in the lobby. K-3 students will go into the cafeteria and 4th-5th grade students to the large pod. With the unpredictable weather, please dress your children appropriately. Keeping a lightweight jacket or sweater in their backpack might be a good idea.
We have been given the unique and generous gift of Book Trust. Several generous donors have made it possible for every student in our school to receive $7.00 in free books every month for the next 2 school years. Each month there will be a choice day, when each student will choose their books for the month from Scholastic Books. Please help support this worthy endeavor by cultivating the love of reading these books at home with your child.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. This year’s theme is Arctic Adventure: Snow Much to Read.
Book Fair dates: October 14th– October 18th
Shopping hours: M,T,W – 8AM-4PM, Thursday 8AM-7PM, Friday 8AM-12PM
Fire Safety Month
October is Fire Safety month. The Security Fire Station will be visiting our Kdg., and 1st grade students. This is a great time to create a fire safety plan with your family.
Red Ribbon Week
During the week of October 23rd-31st we will be focusing on “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.” Link Crew is planning some fun daily activities to help support Red Ribbon Week. Please visit our school’s website for more information on activities planned for this week.
Schoolwide Fundraiser Update
Thank you for your support of our fall fundraiser. It looks like we have made about $5000.00 to help support our goals of art integration field trips and wireless microphones for our performances.
Parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled for October 17th and 18th. This is a great opportunity to speak one on one with your child’s teacher and hear how they are doing at school. Our goal is to have 100% participation.
This year Halloween falls on a Thursday. Students will be allowed to wear appropriate costumes to school. We are requesting no make-up, masks or weapons.
PARTIES are at the discretion of individual classroom teachers. This is because of the high number of students with allergies . PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN FOOD ITEMS PRIOR TO CHECKING WITH YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER. If your child’s classroom is having a party, food items may NOT contain transfat, must be purchased from a store, and contain the nutritional label. Food items need to be cleared with the front office 24 hours in advance.
Dawn Hunke, Principal
A word from our cafeteria
· Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:15 am Regular breakfast price is $1.45 and reduced price is no cost. Lunch prices are $2.70 for regular price and no cost for reduced.
· In October there are 19 days. To pay for the month prices are as follows:
Breakfast $27.55 Lunch $51.30.
· Want to pay on-line? Go to Widefield.revtrak.net/ (you will need to get your student’s ID #).
· Outside duty coverage begins at 8:00. Please make sure your child does not arrive prior to this time unless they are having breakfast
Join us for our PTO/BAAC meeting on October 1st at 3:45 pm the Library.
During the BAAC presentation we will be giving an update on CMAS scores and school discipline reports.
PTO welcomes all families to become involved in this great school