News from Our School

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Operation Gratitude - Updates

Yesterday Upper Elementary visited the Children's Emergency Shelter, our December organization, where area children live when they are removed from their homes. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to see first hand where our quarters are going. The residents were at school, so our students were able to see the entire facility.

Community Ceremony | Friday, December 19

Don't forget our December Community Ceremony will be next Friday at 8:15 a.m. We will recognize December birthdays and present our "quarters" check to Ashley Ahlert of the Children's Emergency Shelter. We hope you can join us.

Next Friday is also Pajama Day, a favorite of all our students!

Late Arrivals

If your child arrives late for school and there is not an adult outside to greet them, please do walk them to the door. Even if the door is open and you watch them walk in the door, there is a chance there is not someone in the office to know they arrived.

The weather has been so dreary and we are approaching the break, but please help your child arrive to school on time. Classroom meetings begin at 8:05 and late arrival to school means not only is the start to their day thrown off, but it also disrupts the other students. We understand things arise from time to time, but please do try to consistently arrive by 8:00 a.m.


We ordered a few extra of the short-sleeve flag t-shirts. They look wonderful! Check out our Facebook page to see Ms. Clamser modeling. :-) If you are interested in purchasing one or more, it is first come, first served. The price is $15/shirt.

Teacher Holiday Fund

There are still a few more days to contribute to the Teacher Holiday Fund, in lieu of purchasing gifts for individual teachers. Wednesday, December 17 is the last day to make a donation. Thank you for your support of our staff. We appreciate the trust you instill in our school and deeply love working with your children.

January |Please check your calendars!

Last week we included several important dates for January. Please make sure you've marked them on your calendar. Our January Operation Gratitude focus is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a project of the United Way.This free program provides books to children ages newborn to 5. It puts books in the hands of children who might not otherwise have access and is the perfect tie-in to Read-a-thon month. In addition, we have special guest readers, from the community, who will be on campus each week to read to our students. January is going to be fun!