Hard to believe we are in the middle of October! Even though the weather is warm, you can begin to feel a chill in the air, which is indicative that fall is upon us. This past month we have seen our students settle into the routines of school, homework and extra-curricular activities. Sometimes the stress of getting everything done and on time can cause havoc in a young person’s world. If you find your child is in need of a little extra support with time management, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our counselors. As you know, this next week is conference week and our students who are in danger of failing any class will have a conference with his or her teachers. Please be aware that school will be dismissed at 11:49am each day during the week of 10/13 – 10/17.
I can report a very successful Run for Education that took place this past Sunday. Although our overall numbers are down from last year, I’m proud to report that we beat out every other middle school in participation and volunteers—well done Gryphons!
I’d like to thank all of those parents who heeded my email about the need for drop off safety—we have seen a real improvement since then. I’d also like to clarify my earlier email about dropping your student(s) off too early: you should be aware that we do not have supervision on the blacktop or courtyard before 7:45am, but your student(s) can be in the MPR for breakfast at 7:30. On Wednesdays, our library opens at 8:00 and is a safe place for your children to be until school begins at 9:05. I appreciate your cooperation.
Please be aware that Friday, October 31 is a staff development day, which means no classes for students. We will be allowing kids to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 30 and costume guidelines will be forthcoming. Looking ahead to November, there is no school on Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11.
Have a fantastic October!