Friday, October 7th, 2022
Fall has arrived and it brings a chill to the air and the tree leaves change into a beautiful palette of color. The season is also associated with the end of the growing season for crops. We see fall as an opportunity for change with our students as well. We have seen growth in their social interactions with peers and building their grit to perserve through learning opportunities and never giving up. As a professional learning community, we believe every student is capable of learning at high levels- every day, whatever it takes.
With Trojan Pride,
CONGRATULATIONS TO SEPTEMBER TROJANS OF THE MONTH!
A Note from our Physical Education Teachers
We would like to ask for your assistance in helping your child remember to have his/her gym shoes for physical education class each week as it is important for him/her to wear proper footwear in order to participate safely in all class activities. Gym shoes are the ONLY footwear that will be acceptable. Examples of footwear that are not acceptable include, but not limited to: crocs, flip flops, heels, slip-on casual shoes e.g. “Sperrys”, boots, etc.
We understand that sometimes it is easy to forget this with all of the other items your child has to bring to school so we thought it was important to send a brief reminder home. Unfortunately, if your child does not have on the appropriate footwear or clothing, he/she will not be allowed to participate in all the PE activities that day. If it becomes a repeated issue we will contact you either by letter, email, or phone call.
Thanks for your support in this matter and we look forward to a fun and active year with your child in PE class each week! If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Mr. Dziadosz firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Treska email@example.com
Halloween Costume Parade Guidelines
On Monday, October 31, 2022, we have our weekly Early Release Day. If you are sending treats with your student, please be mindful of the policy stating the treats must be individually wrapped, store bought, and peanut/nut free. Students will bring all treats home.
We will hold our annual parade starting at approximately 1:15pm. Our afternoon Pre-K students will lead the parade followed by grades in order: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. (Morning PreK students will start their parade at 10:00am)
Students will exit Door 1, walk south along the sidewalk towards John Mills Park, remain on the sidewalk around the cul-de-sac, walk north on 76th Avenue toward George Street. At George Street, students will cross 76th Avenue, and then walk back to Door 1 to re-enter the school. Students will return to their classrooms and be dismissed at 2:00pm.
Parents wishing to view the parade can line up along the sidewalk. If you do not want your student participating in the parade, please email the homeroom teacher so arrangements can be made.
In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled. If it is cold, please be sure your child has appropriate clothing.
Halloween costumes are optional for the school day.
No make-up will be allowed
No costume masks allowed
Please choose a costume that is appropriate, does not reflect violence, and is not too gruesome or frightening. Inappropriate “props” such as blood, plastic weapons of any kind, masks, make-up, or face paint will NOT be allowed. Please save them for supervised activities at home.
Costumes should not prevent your child from using the bathroom independently
If your child does not wish to dress for Halloween, we encourage him/her to wear John Mills School spirit wear, a Halloween shirt, or orange and black colors.
BASEC- Before and After School Extended Care
Mark Your Calendars
See our upcoming Theme Thursdays!
REMEMBER, EARLY RELEASE MONDAYS!
Monday October 10th- No School
Thursday October 13h- Fire Safety Presentation by EPFD
Tuesday October 18th- Picture Retake Day
Wednesday October 19th- Board of Education Meeting 7pm at EPHS
Thursday and Friday October 20-21- Grade 1 Field Trip to Safety Town
Friday October 21st- Kinder Field Trip to Johansen Farm