Principal’s Letter

Wizards, Witches, Cats, and Bats!  It is hard to believe that Halloween is almost here.  Eighth-grade students are furthering their leadership skills by hosting the primary students at our afternoon Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31. The fourth and fifth grades have created masks and sugar skulls and will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, sharing memorials and stories of family members who have passed.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped.

It is also time for Student/Parent/Teacher conferences. This opportunity to discuss your children’s experiences and progress at school is very important to our partnership.  The teachers have already begun their preparation for the conferences, and many of you have taken the first and most important step:  signing up to attend.  Talk to your children about their schoolwork, homework, successes, and challenges. Conferences are a great opportunity to set goals and develop action plans.  When you meet with the teachers, be sure to bring up anything that is happening at home that could affect learning or behavior in school. Be aware that conference time is limited as the teachers are in back-to-back meetings for the day.

The weather for the first day of conferences is predicted to be sunny, brisk and dry.  But we are well into Autumn, a beautiful season in the Northwest, and also a wet one!  Please remind the children to wear their raincoats as the showers won’t stop us from going outside!

One last cheer for our Jog-a-thon efforts!  We surpassed our goal and celebrated like champions with a fierce and fun Silly String battle, exciting Cash Grabbin’ Gecko contests, and the ever-popular Springfree Trampoline drawing.  Thank you to our runners, our donors, our volunteers, and our sponsors – YOU made this Jog-a-thon successful!  I look forward to next year’s Jog-a-thon!

God Bless,

Bernadette O’Leary