Week of October 7

Visitor Procedures We welcome parents and family members to be involved with their child’s school experience.  All parents are welcome to attend classroom parties, enjoy lunch or recess together, or come read to the classroom.  

In today’s world, this can make school security and safety very challenging. Therefore I want to outline our procedures for attending these events.  For classroom parties, we will have tables at the front doors for you to sign in and use a sticker to show you have signed in. During all other times, you will sign in at the office and take a visitors badge to wear before going to a classroom, playground, or lunchroom, for any reason.  The badge can be returned when you sign out. If you are picking your child up early we are asking you to remain in the office or lobby until your child comes down to you. Please do not go to your child’s classroom.  

Finally, we will not be allowing parents to go to the classroom or child’s locker between 8:25-8:40 and 3:00-3:20.  These are the two busiest times of the day and teachers are not able to give parents the attention that may be needed.  Please email teachers with any information that they may need to know for the day, call and leave a voicemail or leave a message with the office staff.  I know that this may seem like an inconvenience but please understand that we are trying to balance keeping the school a safe place but also one that is welcoming. 

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given this week to Maggie Pazderak in Mrs. Louis’s class for always encouraging others to try their best.

Amin Nouh in Mrs. Longanecker’s class for helping another student pick up papers she dropped and being so persistent with learning English.  Also in Mrs. Longanecker’s class Moses Budzar for helping a student during lunch time and getting back to class.

In Mrs. Yeager’s class Heaven Little and Elicia Artis for helping cleaning up a mess in the classroom without being asked.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 7 – HSA Meeting 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 9 – Vision and Hearing Screening for Grades 1,3, and 5 Thursday, October 10 – Whole School Evacuation
Thursday, October 10 – Early Release for Students 1:00
Friday, October 11 – No School for Students
Tuesday, October 15 – October 17 – Holden Book Fair
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00-7:30 Presentation on Social Media and Gaming Overuse (Book Fair will be open from 6:30-7:00 and 7:30-8:00, the presentation will be from 7:00-7:30
Friday, October 18 –  5th Grade Bike Ride Saturday, October 19 – Holden Fall Festival 11:00-1:00
Tuesday, October 22 – 23 – 3rd Grade State Reading Test
Thursday, October 24 –  Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00
Saturday, October 26 –  Ushering for Kent State Football
Tuesday, October 29 – 2nd Grade to visit Firehouse
Wednesday, October 30 – Thursday, October 31 – Fire Safety Assembly for Grades K,1,3 and 4
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Parade and Parties – 2:00 Start for parade
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Gala (Evening Event)