Willie Brown Elementary News
August 18, 2017
1st Grade Parent Orientation: Monday, 8/21 at 6:00
2nd Grade Parent Orientation: Monday, 8/21 at 6:30
3rd Grade Parent Orientation: Tuesday, 8/22 at 6:00
4th Grade Parent Orientation: Tuesday, 8/22 at 6:30
These meetings will occur in your child's classroom. This is an opportunity for the teacher to review grade level expectations, events, and other important information with parents.
Summer Reading Log Reminder
Solar Eclipse Monday
As you may be aware, a solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017 during the middle of the day. On that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth. The moon will, therefore, cast its shadow on the earth. There are some dangers and precautions that everyone needs to heed. As parents/guardians, we need your assistance to help protect the eyesight of our students and your children. NASA has provided some excellent viewing safety information on their website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
· Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
· Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.”
· Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.
WBE will NOT be taking students outdoors during the time of the eclipse so that we can keep our students safe.