Congratulations on a phenomenal first day of the school year!
As we head into the rest of the week I have a few tidbits and reminders.
New Parent Coffee Chat
As mentioned in the PTA newsletter that came home, there will be an informal coffee chat for all parents new to Martin Middle School tomorrow. It will be held in the Media Center from 8-9am. Again, this is an informal coffee chat with the Principal for any parents new to Martin.
Student Handbooks Coming Home!
Students received their Martin Middle School student handbooks today. This contains a lot of valuable information, most of which was reviewed with them today. I encourage you to look through it and make sure your student doesn’t have any questions. In the back, there is a signature page for both you and your student that they will need to return.
Thank you to all carpool parents, today went fairly smoothly and I appreciate your kindness and patience as we work through some of the systems. Two specific reminders for carpool:
In the morning, students should not be let out of the cars until they have reached the “straight away” or covered awning by Student Services.
For afternoon carpool be reminded that you need pull as far forward as possible on the straight away and students should enter the car using the door closest to the school. Please do not hold up traffic for putting things in the trunk or other side of the car. All parents picking up are asked to use the official carpool procedures. We cannot permit students to use the crosswalk to get into their cars on the other side. We try to keep traffic flowing in one direction to keep it moving. While I know the line must look daunting, we have an extremely efficient carpool system and it runs quickly- even on our first day (which typically takes the longest) we had all students in their cars in 22 minutes. Safety and efficiency are our two goals, and as long as all parents are following the guidelines I can guarantee we will get you in and out quickly.
Save the Date- Meet the Teacher Night
Next Thursday, Sept. 7th is Fall Meet the Teacher Night and it will begin at 6:00. More details will come in this Friday’s voicemail, but I wanted to make sure it is on your schedule if it is not already.
That concludes my messages and reminders to you for today. Thank you so much again for such a great opening day. I hope that you have wonderful rest of the week. See you tomorrow!
Lacey Peckham, Principal