WINDING DOWN THE SCHOOL YEAR:
We are now in the final few weeks of the school year and there is still much to be done. Teachers are still working hard to get everything in before the summer break. You add that in with the athletic teams still competing and a few music concerts and it becomes quite hectic.
I know the kids are getting excited for the end of the year. There is an elementary student who tells me how many days are remaining each time I see him. I am sure many more are counting down the days. Although students are excited, please continue to remind them to stay on task and complete their work. It is understandable that students are looking forward to a long summer break, so we have to remind them often that there is still work to be done here before that break.
As we do head into summer, it is always an exciting time and yet somewhat scary for many. During the school year, kids are in school each day and there is a schedule for everyone and things are in place. However, in the summer, kids are out running around with friends, going swimming and others are working. Though free time is wonderful, I sometimes worry about kids and making sure they are all safe. I wish all of you a very happy and safe summer. We need to see those students back next fall - excited and ready to go. I know that at times schools seem like a place where only grades matter, but in fact, we are just trying to help kids along so that when they do get out in the real world, they have all the tools they need to reach their dreams. At the end of the day, making sure kids are safe and well educated is what we truly want for all our students.
Just a reminder that though we are ending one school year, parents will receive an enrollment packet in the mail later this summer. When you do receive the packet, please take time to check over all the information. If you come to enrollment with all the forms filled out, it will save you some time.
May 18 - Last Day of School - 1:00 dismissal - buses will also run at this time!!