February 26, 2014
Dear Families –
Please remember that Kindergarten Round Up (for ALL incoming Kindergarten students in fall of 2014) will be held on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 pm.
Thank you to the families (and students!) who have already donated money to keep our before-school programs going. We are hoping to fund them so that we are “self-sufficient” and not dependent on district dollars that may or may not be available in the future. See last week’s packet for further information.
We are very excited to begin our first round of focus studies on Monday, March 3rd. Because so many parents volunteered to offer one during one-week session, our list of choices was amazing! The registration process is almost complete – and class lists will be finished and distributed by Wednesday. Thank you so much to the parents who have volunteered to organize, run or help with a focus study!
This is also an exciting time for 8th grade students. Decisions and plans regarding high school are being made. Meetings with counselors, course selections, and other options for 9th grade will be happening over the coming weeks. Please talk with your 8th grader to learn more.
I can’t fully express how frustrated the A2O staff members are about the weather this winter and its impact on our school day. Please continue to send your children to school with appropriate outdoor gear – we go out whenever the temperature/wind chill is 0 or above. We can tell when kids don’t get a chance for fresh air – and it makes a difference.
We also continue to try to keep our pavement safe – and it’s not easy! The district (like most cities impacted by this wicked winter) is running low on supplies. We will continue to do our best to address the snow and ice – please continue to be vigilant when walking in the parking lot and on the sidewalks outside of school.
Only 22 days until Spring!