November 1, 2019
As usual, November is going to be a very busy month. Our Friends of SES cowabunga fundraiser is finished, and once the top selling classrooms are determined, we will be able to identify the starting spots in our highly anticipated pig race. The top 3 selling grades will earn 1st, 2nd and 3rd place starting points in the race. We hope to have this event take place in November but as of today, have not yet received our racing pigs from Cherrydale Fundraising. We have been promised that they will arrive soon. Once the “pigs are in the house”, we will announce race day and time. All are invited to attend this popular event.
This month contains many events, holidays and observations that impact the school calendar. November 5th is Election Day and there is no school for students. Teachers have a professional development day. November 7-8 are early release days for parent teacher conferences. Conference time is devoted to quality parent-teacher conversations to discuss your child’s progress in the classroom. If you have not yet reserved a conference time and would like one, please call the office on Monday. Teachers will be giving their schedules to the office and we will be able to tell what times are still available. November 11th is Veteran’s Day and the school is closed in order to give families time to honor those who have served our nation. November 27th is an early release day before the Thanksgiving recess and it is also the end of Trimester #1. This early release day leads us into the Thanksgiving holiday, which takes place November 28 and 29.
We hope you all have a nice start to the festive, holiday season. Please remember that November brings blustery temps, so we ask that you make sure students are dressed properly for outdoor recess activities. Outdoor recess is a vital part of our school day as fresh air is healthy for everyone. Unless inclement weather makes it impossible to go outside, we go outside daily. While we shouldn’t need snow boots yet (you never know though), everyone will certainly need warmer clothing for the colder temperatures this time of year.
Finally, our newly established staff “spirit squad” will be creating our spirit activities now. They will work with the Friends of SES planning and organizing activities for this school year. A big thank you for the Parade of the Littles that was held on Halloween. Grades prek, kindergarten, and first enjoyed their costume parade around the school while grades 2 through 6 had fun handing out goodies to the little ones. I also had some surprises for all grades during both lunches on Halloween and we had fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! As always, we thank you for giving us the privilege of working with your children each day and thank you for your continued support.