Well the weather outside was frightful on Friday evening, but it made for a wonderful weekend of snow play! I know some families were without power. I hope it didn’t last too long and that everyone was safe and warm. To celebrate the first snow of the season and to get into the holiday spirit with guest reader Dr. Steve Geyer, we are declaring tomorrow PAJAMA DAY. We’ll still need tennis shoes for safety and night gown wearers may want some leggings for warmth. Looking forward to being comfy and cozy!
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners. Lottie Broussard took first, Louisa Mills took second, and Alex Horst took third. They’ll go on to compete in the county Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 3rd.
This week 2nd through 5th grade will have music most of the week to get ready for the big concert. Mrs. Blevins sent out her own email with information. The key is a 6:10pm arrival at GHS on Friday, December 15th. Each grade level has an assigned shirt color – 5th red, 4th green, 3rd blue, 2nd white. And one other fun fellowship piece – Bella Sicilia and the Hickory Notch Grill are offering their support in celebration of our concert. You’ll see a flyer come home this week. Bring it with you before or after the concert and the PTA will receive 10% of the proceeds!
I’ve got one last topic about safe early dismissals. Unannounced early pickups, especially when we have a lot of them, become hard to manage. We recognize that there are medical appointments, family emergencies, and occasional secondary pickup issues. But we ask that you keep early dismissals to a minimum for student safety and for students to get a full instructional day. I’m sending a letter this week that details our preferred procedure. Sending a paper note or an email by 10am is best practice. Unannounced arrivals after 2:30pm may result in having to wait until dismissal at 3:10pm. I encourage you to reach out to me directly if there is an ongoing pickup need so we can have a safe plan in place for your child.