Welcome back to school,
Thursday, August 28
Do you allow your child to play at the park on Pine Street after school? I think that's great! However, I ask that parents accompany their child to the park after school. We have had some complaints about the behavior of some of our students, as well as older kids who are not always a great influence on our younger children. Please supervise your children, be aware of what they're doing after school, and establish expectations for how they will behave - even when you're not around.
I'm happy to introduce you to our new website! The home page is currently the best place to get your information. On the left side are the forms and paperwork that should be completed and returned to school. In the middle are school announcements and events that are coming up. And on the right is the calendar of events for the year. We will update this site and calendar regularly, so be sure to check for updates so you'll be informed and involved in our school activities.
Our first Mountain Money Ice Cream Party is coming up next Tuesday, September 2, at 2:00. Students have been earning Mountain Money for getting caught following the 3B's: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. I will be selling tickets to them at lunchtime on Thursday and Friday, and for $10 of Mountain Money, they may buy their way into the ice cream party. I will have popsicles, too, so just let your child know to ask for one if they have a dairy allergy.
This Saturday, Aug. 30, the Wrightwood CERT is having a Goodwill Drive at the Wrightwood Community Center. Bring your items to their collection area between 8:00-4:00 and help support our local Community Emergency Response Team's drive to purchase firefighter rehab supplies.
The Wrightwood Little League is starting practices for their Fall Ball League next week, and their games begin on Sept. 6. They are still taking registrations at their website: www.wrightwoodll.com. Fall Ball is for both baseball and softball.
Several kids have been bringing trading cards (ie. Pokemon) to school, and they've become a little problematic. I've had complaints about kids playing with them in class, about cards disappearing, and about "trades" going bad. I consider these trading cards to be the same as other toys that kids bring from home that become a distraction. Please remind your students that trading cards are not allowed at school. Thank you!
Students receive Mountain Money from staff members when they are caught doing the right thing and following our 3B's (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe). Every day, I draw names from the box in the auditorium for rewards like Announcer of the Day, Early to Lunch, 3B Star of the Day; Positive Principal Phone Call Home, and DJ of the Day on Fridays. Those are daily rewards, but students may also save their money for the monthly Mountain Money Party. Ask your children what they've done to earn Mountain Money, and how they will choose to spend it.
I'll be taking nominations soon for our School Site Council, which is a team of parents and staff that develops our School Plan and goals. Please consider volunteering for this important committee. We meet just once a month for an hour, and your input in invaluable!
The PTG's first fundraiser, Mixed Bag, will continue through Friday, Sept. 5. We've had great feedback on this new product of reusable bags and other eco-friendly products. Check out the catalog at www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid= and make sure our ID# 334592 is added at checkout.
Beginning after Labor Day, State Hwy 2 will be part of a re-paving project from Cardinal Road to Hwy 138, and from Mountain Road to Beekley Road. The project will last about eight weeks, and there will be a flagging operation with alternating lane closures. It remains to be seen how this will affect your commute to and from school, but please plan ahead to arrive at school on-time.