Friday, January 13, 2012

Principal's Newsletter -- January 13, 2012

This edition of the newsletter is going to read like a bulletin board I am afraid. There's just so much going on that I want to cover as many bases as possible.

Are you gearing up yet for the ping pong tournament? I am in serious training. (Art, I'm coming for you.)

In the past week I have thoroughly enjoyed watching our middle school girls and boys in their first basketball games of the season. Typically, games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I encourage you to come join in the fun. At this point, after a week of league play, each of our four teams already has a win under the belt.

It is helpful, every so often, to remind ourselves of safety concerns around the parking lot area. Please help the flow of traffic by remembering to approach the lot fro the north on Breyman, making right turns as opposed to left turns. Additionally, it is important to keep the entrance and exit as clear as possible for visibility. Thank you -- I really appreciate your assistance with this!

This coming Wednesday our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have the opportunity to hear from a panel of Riverdale High School students. This is modeled on a very successful event held recently at RHS wherein recent graduates speak to current students about their college and university experiences. Anymore our students start their thinking so early that including 6th and 7th graders will hopefully give them a clear insight into what they can do to prepare for high school.

Remember that there is no school this coming Monday, and that we release at 12:05 on Friday!

The March 8th 5-8 concert is being moved to Wednesday the 7th.

Mr. Mig conducted the Geography Bee once again, and we have some students to honor: Donald R., Finn J., Connor F., Gavin W., Jordan M., Max S., Glenn S., Danny T., Kamron S., were the successful participants. In the end, our school winner was 4th grader Zack W.