December Happenings!!

It is hard to believe, but we are already into December.  As just a reminder, it has been extremely cold outside.  Please remember to send hats, gloves, heavy coats, snow pants, and boots to school everyday.

This is a busy month!  Please see the schedule of events below:


  •  Program and Gingerbread Day- Thursday and Friday Dec. 15th and 16th @ 8:45 sharp.

1st and 2nd Grade

  • Holiday program- Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 20th and 21st with two performances per day @ 10:00 and 1:30.

Christmas vacation- December 23-January 1.

Have a Happy Holiday!


Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

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Welcome Back to School

I am not sure where the summer has gone, but we are only a week away from returning to school.  It is my hope that everyone had a fun and restful vacation.  Some dates to remember:

August 29th- Open house

  • Mt. View- 1:30-3:00
  • West- 1:30-3:00

August 31st- First Day of School

September 5th- Labor Day (No School)

September 14th- Mt. View & September 21st-West- School pictures

September 23rd – Teacher Inservice (No School)