What a fabulous week here at the new Prestley Mill location! We are learning our way around and discovering so many new things! Lunch has been FABULOUS and so fresh! I am very impressed! Please email me if you have ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR COMPLIMENTS!
The sixth graders are the only students that will regularly go up and down the stairs several times a day. We have been practicing the safest way to do this. Each child is to hold the railing with their right hand (just in case they slip) and walk slowly up or down the stairs - no running or skipping stairs. Please discuss this with your child.
Thanks for being so patient in the car rider line...SAFETY is our #1 priority! Please know that many of the helpers in the parking lot are parents just like you and they are volunteering to help ensure the safety of all of the children. We are improving daily and are always looking for ways to speed things up! However, we will never compromise safety for speed!
Here are some things I am seeing:
*Please make sure and always pull around the front entrance all the way to the end of the sidewalk-even if you see your student standing right in front of you. This allows us, in the afternoon, to load about 15 cars at a time! Because of the double line of traffic, we are NOT allowing any cars to go until all of those 15 are loaded. Again, to ensure the safety of our students.
*Please pick up your middle schooler FIRST. We have limited staff here and all of us have duty everyday. This helps us to get back to our classrooms a bit sooner so we can get set up for the next day. Plus, this line is faster than the primary line and, if you are going to both, it will help you get through the primary one sooner too!
*Only unload on the sidewalk side (passenger side) in the morning. Again, this is a safety issue.
*Make sure your child is READY TO DEPART as soon as you stop in the morning. Any delay can trickle back and delay many others behind you too!
*As much as we enjoy seeing you, this is not a conference time or time to ask questions. We have to keep aware of everything that is going on and where every child is walking. Our focus HAS to stay on the children. You can always contact the teachers by email when you get to your destination.
Mrs. Beck's Math and Social Studies Classes