Skaggs Elementary Newsletter
October 14, 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Skaggs Families,
We are now finished with the first nine weeks of school. That means that the students have completed their beginning of the year assessments, and teachers have learned about their students' sunshine and clouds, special interests, academic strengths, and areas for growth. The parent-teacher conferences may not supply enough time to discuss everything, but I wanted you to know that targeted instructions have begun already. At the same time, we never underestimate that YOU know your child best, so please know that we welcome your partnership.
Picture Day - 10/15/21
Tomorrow (Friday) is our Picture Day! Skaggs Stars always show up looking pristine on picture days. We look forward to seeing our beautiful children looking their best at carpool tomorrow morning.
Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
As expected, amazing pumpkins have been coming in this week. These book characters truly promote love for reading, so help encourage your child to decorate their pumpkins as they still have time. The pumpkins are due October 27th.
Principal Award Winners
October entails many character traits, and we are working hard to promote kindness, optimism, and compassion. These words remind me of the first group of Principal Award recipients. They will be invited for a Donuts with the Principals soon.
Wishing you an optimistic October!
October 15 - Picture Day/report cards go home
October 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week
October 25 - PTA Spirit Night @ Chipotle (4:00-8:00pm)
October 27 - Pumpkins for Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest due
October 29 - Pumpkin Contest Winners Announced
October 30 - PTA Trunk or Treat (5:00-6:30pm)
November 1 - PTA Yearbook Cover Contest entries due
November 5 - virtual parenting workshop: Student Success Without Stress
November 8-12 - Book Fair
Arrival & Dismissal
Parents may not drive up to school and park in school parking lots to pick up walkers; parents may park in the NEIGHBORHOOD to pick up walkers.
We have returned to the mask protocol described in the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan, which states: The use of face masks is optional for all students, staff and visitors. It is recommended that individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continue to wear an appropriate face mask while around others. Universal indoor masking is recommended for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Here’s a savory and healthy fall recipe courtesy of your PTA Healthy Lifestyles Chair, Shirin Bonakdar: