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February 10, 2023 Friday Message

February 10, 2023  Friday Message

Dear Families,

Today we celebrated the 100th day of school! We've come a long way since August but still have lots to accomplish for the remaining 80 days. Thank you for continuing to support the students and teachers!

Next Friday is Mrs. Griffin's last day with us. I hope you will show her love throughout the week. I know you'll miss her as much as we will!

Please the the important info below:

Valentine’s Day: Students will be allowed to exchange Valentine’s next week however there are a few rules. 

  • Please avoid when possible exchanging candy. Share items such as stickers, pencils, erasers etc. 

  • If you send candy, students will wait to eat it at home. 

  • If your student bring’s Valentine’s they must bring one for every one of their classmates.  

  • If you do not want your student to participate, please let your child’s teacher know because alternative activities will be provided. 

  • All classes will wait to exchange Valentine’s during the last 30 minutes of their classroom time in order to protect instructional time. 

  • Please be mindful of this if you plan to pick up your student early on Tuesday.

Carpool Reminders

As a reminder, all carpool students need to be picked up no later than 4:10. If you pick up your child after 4:10 you will need to get out of your car and come to the door and sign them out. This will be recorded as a late dismissal. We are having many students not picked up on time daily. This requires staff coverage and keeps our teachers and school staff from going home and taking care of their own families. 

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 13 - 17 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week! Please share your appreciation with our amazing bus drivers, special transportation drivers, and daycare drivers. We are so thankful for them and appreciate their hard work every day! We are so fortunate to have great drivers that support our students every day.


Positivity Project Trait for the week of February 13- Love

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love. Love means you value close relationships with others and being close to people.

The character strength of love represents the way we think, feel, and behave towards the people with whom we have close relationships. When one person loves another person, that person: comforts and makes the other feel safe; sacrifices on the other’s behalf; supports the other during struggles; and places the others' needs ahead of their own. If you love a person, that person makes you feel safe and secure. You can be yourself with that person. You miss that person when they are not around.

On a group level, love is vital for the wellbeing of society. The world is endlessly interconnected. We are all dependent upon each other for survival and happiness. Love produces positive feelings, which help negate loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Without love, we cannot form strong relationships with our families, friends, or communities. A world without love is a dangerous world.

To practice and encourage the character strength of love with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.


Have a wonderful week!

~Dr. Sykes



  • Feb. 13th-17th Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • Feb. 17th-Mrs. Griffin's last day
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