January 3, 2020
Happy New Year!
I would like to thank everyone for the many wonderful wishes and goodies you sent our way during the holiday season. Everything was greatly appreciated! As we return to the classroom and begin a new decade, our focus is on academics and getting back into a school routine. Let’s keep fingers and toes crossed that we are not interrupted with too many snow days.
Thank you to the Friends of SES for making our December “Kids Go Shopping” event a huge success. Students enjoyed holiday shopping at school, and volunteer “elves” did a wonderful job assisting the shoppers and wrapping gifts. I want to personally thank them for their hard work.
With regard to these cold winter days, please remember students must be properly dressed for outdoor recess. It is important for children to get fresh air daily, so we make every attempt to go outside each day, unless the temperatures are frigid. Please make certain your children come to school prepared for outdoor recess (winter coats, hats, mittens, etc.)
Prior to the holiday break, your child should have brought home paperwork explaining our new after school activity program. We were fortunate to receive an “after school” grant that enabled the creation of an SES program. Teachers created after school activities for all ages and children received paperwork to select areas of interest. The grant provides for a 4:15 pm bus for activity days—Monday through Friday. All paperwork is due NO later than Tuesday, January 7th.
January in-school spirit activities will include our SES pig race which was postponed due to a delayed opening last month. The race will take place next Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 pm. Feel free to join us if you want to experience the craziest few minutes of the school year! January 15th is National Hat Day, so SES children and staff can wear favorite hats! We will also celebrate our annual Football Friday, January 31st. Students and staff will be sporting the colors and/or shirts of their favorite football teams.
There is also some news from the music department. After a wonderful holiday concert in December, the chorus will be begin its annual Little Caesar’s pizza/cookie dough fundraiser. This year’s profits will be used to help defray the cost for a late May overnight performance (pending BOE approval). The fundraiser runs from January 6 through the 21st. All items will arrive on January 30 – in time for your Super Bowl festivities!
And finally, with the cold weather it is often tempting to leave your car running in front of the building for a quick drop off/pick up during the day. Please refrain from that temptation as the vehicle fumes are pulled directly into the building by the ventilation system…unhealthy for all.
Happy New Year and thank you again for the gift of your children!