Patriot Parent News to Know -
September 4, 2018
Important Dates to Remember
- September 7th - Grandparents Day During Lunches
- September 7th -14th - Book Fair
- September 11th - PTA Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
- September 13th - Patriot Curriculum Night Following PTA General Meeting 5:30pm
- September 19th - Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff 6:00pm
- September 28th - $1 Hat Day
News from Mrs. Diggs
We have had an amazing kick off to our 2018-2019 school year! You may have noticed that we are growing by leaps and bounds. With added growth comes the opportunity to hire and bring in highly qualified Patriot leaders to our amazing team. Please watch our Social Media pages as we will be introducing our new Patriot teachers who joined us following the start of our school year. Our new teacher leaders are as follows:
- Kindergarten - Mrs. Kacie Pasieka
- 1st Grade - Mrs. Lydia Boomer
- 3rd Grade - Mrs. Melisa Nardozza
We hope that you can join us next week for our PTA General Session where we will introduce you to our new Area Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Russell. While Mr. Russell had planned to join us in person for this event, he has been called away to a Safety & Security Conference and will be joining us to personally introduce himself and answer questions at a later date. Immediately following the PTA General Meeting, we are extremely excited to present our Patriot Curriculum Night in grade level classrooms. This will be an opportunity for our parents and community to hear about our campus focus of G.R.I.T and how our Patriot GRIT Won't Quit. Additionally, our teachers and staff will be sharing important nuggets related to Patriot Focus Books, communication, curriculum and instruction along with important ways to help your child succeed while encouraging learning connections at home. We recognize that many of our parents have students in multiple grade levels and that some of our families will not be able to join us for this important event. As a result, we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to hear from multiple grade levels. Therefore, we will livestream our curriculum sessions on our grade level and campus Facebook pages. We encourage you to contact your teachers if you need assistance connecting with grade level Facebook pages.
I am truly blessed to be able to serve our students, staff, and our Providence community. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling the school at 940-369-1900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Patriot Pride,
Jairia Diggs, M.Ed.
Important Traffic Update - Gate Closure
Patriot Community - We currently have walkers and are planning for an increase in the number of students/families walking across F.M. 2931. We have asked that after school NO cars or motorized vehicles enter the back drive of the school as we do not have adequate staff members to direct traffic in this area. Beginning this week, we will close the gate that provide access to both F.M. 2931 as well as Providence Village. This new procedure will help us to continue to keep our walkers safe. We apologize for any inconvenience that this new procedure may bring. However, we truly appreciate your understanding as we collectively work together to keep all students, staff and our community safe.
Providence Elementary Emergency Operations Update
Providence Elementary has an Emergency Operations Plan coupled with a Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) that routinely monitors, provides feedback and updates our Emergency Operations Plan. We wanted to share with our community that our campus initiated our first routinely scheduled fire drill of the school year. We routinely plan and carry out multiple drills throughout the school year. These drills allow us to not only adequately prepare for emergencies but also teach our students about the importance of remaining safe. Following Friday's Fire Drill, our BERT group has submitted feedback that we will then share with teachers and staff which will allow us to make positive changes to emergency responses. Ways that our Patriot Community can assist us with our Emergency Operations Plan are as follows:
- Encourage all students to wear safety helmets and equipment when riding bikes to school and in the community
- Encourage and model the use of utilizing the crosswalks at all times
- Hold continuous conversations about safety and expectations related to stranger danger
Thank you for your continued support as we work to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community!