October 30, 2013

Post date: Oct 30, 2015 2:24:59 PM

Dear Parents,

There is definitely a spooky vibe in the air today as students are preparing for their Halloween parade. It is certainly an exciting day for our students (and staff too). I wanted to draft a very brief email today just to bring everyone up to date on the week of November 9th, today’s activities and some quick thank-yous.

The week of November 9th is a very strange week for students and parents alike. There is no school on November 9th. This day has been set aside for parent/teacher conferences. On November 10th, there will be an early release at 12:15, and the second half of the day is also set aside for parent teacher conferences. If you have not scheduled a parent/teacher conference, please ensure you do so. There is no more powerful effect on your child’s education than a positive and informed relationship between the parents and the teacher. If you cannot remember what time you signed up for, call the office and they will let you know.

There is no school on November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day. There is school on the 12th and 13th. November is a very wacky month when it comes to school and it certainly feels as though we are in a bit of a vacuum for that month.

Today’s halloween parade will begin at 1:45. Room parents are welcome to arrive at 1:30. All other parents are welcome to come in around 1:40 to ensure for a good parking spot. If you would like to take your child with you after the class parties which follow the parade, please remember to sign him or her out before hand. Mrs. Westenberg will have a sign out form for you to fill out in the lobby if you are taking your child with you.

Thank you to all of you who donated candy to the “in-towners” to share with your children during trick or treating tomorrow night. My understanding is the recipients of your kind deed were very thankful and “over the moon” with your kindness. It certainly makes their lives a bit easier and allows for good will throughout. This is a great thing, and the Dunbarton Transitions Committee are looking forward to even more community support for the Dunbarton center residents next year!

The codes for the new “Pickup Patrol” system will go out to your email on Monday. Please call the office if you have any trouble logging in. The system has seemed very user-friendly to Shelley and Michelle, who have tested it out. Once you sign in, look for the drop-down menu which will display your child’s or children’s name. Then you can edit their plans.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the festivities tomorrow. Remember, Trick-or-Treating on the Common starts at 5 and ends at 8 pm on Halloween night.


Owen Harrington