Alohomora!

FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Alohomora! Unlocking Minds at Reading

NEXT TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

  • Meet the Masters lessons (Claude Monet) begin in classrooms this week and continue through February 12
  • Hearing Screening for Kindergarten, 1st graders, 3rd graders and students new to our school district

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

  • Art lessons with Mrs. Morris: Imler/Wright, Thomas, Jensen, Cluff

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

  • PTA Board Meeting at 2pm
  • Art lessons with Mrs. Morris: Crowley, Macaulay/Ipson, Bounds, Brimhall

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

  • Remote learning day for students


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

  • Classroom level spelling bees begin - all 4th-6th grade classes will hold a bee this week - contact teachers with questions - special thanks to Amber Miyake and Kerry Smith!
  • Meet the Masters lessons continue this week

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

  • Art lessons with Mrs. Morris: Shupe, Klinker, Newland, Nichols

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

  • Art lessons with Mrs. Morris: Gassaway, Williams, Clayton, Larsen

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

  • Valentine's Day activities in classrooms throughout the day - contact teachers with specific questions

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

  • Remote learning day for students

A FEW WORDS ON POOP

Reading Elementary community,


I am writing today with a request for your help. Except for seeing-eye dogs and other approved service animals, principals are expected to restrict dogs from coming onto school property. This is challenging during the hours I am here, let alone after school time and on weekends. There are several district policies, county health code ordinances and Utah Administrative rules we have to follow. It is impossible to enforce this without everyone’s help.


There are four problems we want to avoid:

  • Dog waste is everywhere! Even with prior reminders, signs, announcements, etc., our playground supervisors scoop poop off the playground and fields multiple times every day. This is a play area for children, not a bathroom for neighborhood dogs.
  • Dogs can be unpredictable, even the sweet ones. The district does not want liability if a child is bitten at school.
  • We have a handful of students at our school with severe allergies to dogs. Their documented health care plans state dogs will not be allowed on school property.
  • We also have students with severe anxiety, some of whom are simply terrified of dogs. One boy recently came into the office screaming because he saw a big dog in front of the school and needed to call his mom for a ride home.

Please help us by leaving your dogs at home when you visit the school. If you are allowing your dogs to defecate on our school property, please stop. I want our students, faculty and staff members to be good neighbors for you as well. Any time you have a concern and feel the school can help, please let us know.


Sincerely,

Scott M. Hughes

Principal

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