SHARK NATION NOTES
November 10th, 2023
Important Upcoming Dates
November 13th - Spring Mills Hungry Howie's Night
November 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 14th - Picture Retake Take
November 16th - PTA Meeting 6:30pm
November 22-24th - No School Thanksgiving Holiday
Dear SM Families -
We are rushing into the holiday season quickly! It's difficult to believe that we have only a week and 1/2 until Thanksgiving Break!
Thank you to all of you who attended conferences last night. We so appreciate your partnership - it's the only way to ensure our students' success! We look forward to seeing more of you next Tuesday, during our second conference night.
It was also terrific to see so many families come out to support Mrs. LaPratt's Empower Hour choir, Spring Mills Voices, as they performed their Veterans' Day concert. Our 42 students sounded fantastic, and what a great experience to be able to honor all of our Veterans connected to our Spring Mills families.
Next week many of our students will be participating in the Missoula Childrens' Theater week long intensive program, culminating in a performance of The Princess and the Pea, next Saturday at the Little Theater at Milford High. I look forward to seeing all of their hard work pay off!
Just a reminder to parents in the A-L car rider/parent pick up line - please do not tell your child to go outside before his/her name is called. This is a safety rule and protocol that we need to be sure all students follow. While we know many of your faces, it is in the best interest of student safety for our kids to wait until their names are called. We appreciate your cooperation.
We are looking forward to a terrific 6 more school days until our staff and students get a well-deserved break for Thanksgiving.
Have a terrific weekend, and as always, thank you for your partnership.
Sarah Bentley, SM Principal
Huron Valley MLK Day Annual Art, Writing, and Multimedia Contest
Viral Illness Update
We have had a few parent reports of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Please click the link below to learn more about this illness, its treatments and preventions.
Important Circle Drive Reminders
Thank you to everyone following the guidelines making the circle drive a smoother experience for your community! Please see reminder below and share these rules with other family members who may pick up your student at times.
Arrival/Dismissal - updated information
- Our building doors open at 9:10 am. Please do not drop off early, as there isn't adult supervision outside of the building. You may only use the front loop for drop off
- Upper El Centrum doors close at 9:15am If your child arrives later than this, please use the front doors of the building.
- Safety first! Drivers will need to remain in their lane until all students have been unloaded; you are not allowed to pass other cars if your children unloaded first.
- Also for safety reasons, drivers and other adults must remain in the car during pick up and drop-off. If your child requires help getting in or out of their vehicle please park in the parking lot and walk to the doors to get your child/pick your child up.
- Always have your green name sign clipped to your passenger visor during afternoon pick up - this keeps things moving quickly for the entire Spring Mills community. Please let your child's teacher or the office know if you did not receive a sign and we will send them home with your child.
- When possible, please move your child's seat to the passenger side of the vehicle. Children should not be exiting out into traffic, but rather on the curb side.
- The school day ends at 4:08 pm. Please do not arrive before 4pm. DO NOT EXIT your vehicle from the circle to meet students.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
Sick Or Injured Children
If your child becomes sick or soiled after arriving at school, the office will call the parent or emergency contact person to come pick up your child. Your child will be removed from the classroom and must be picked up as soon as possible. Please consider carefully and plan how you will handle the possibility of your child needing to come home unexpectedly. In an emergency, the school will call EMS to transport the child to the hospital. It is very important to keep accurate and current phone numbers on file with your school for home, work and alternate emergency contact persons.