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Director’s Note March 2015

Greetings,

March is Reading Month and it will be a very busy month at Honey Creek. This Friday, March 6, we will hold a Read In from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Feel free to join us; just bring your favorite book! On March 24, students are encouraged to wear clothing with words on it. Please keep it appropriate, and on March 27 students are encouraged to dress as a favorite book character.

We will also be holding our Talent Show and dinner on March 13. This is always a fun event, so I hope to see you there.

I also hope to see you at the Wellness Committee’s follow up to their first movie night. Dr. Elizabeth Koschman of the U of M Department of Psychology will be presenting on tools children can use to cope with anxiety.

Speaking of anxiety, many students and parent experience anxiety over transitioning to middle school. To help parents better understand this transition, I will be hosting two middle school transition meetings. The first will be from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. on March 24, and the second will take place from 2:15 to 3:15 P.M. on March 30.  Both Meetings will be held in the PIT.

Finally, I was quite disturbed by two incidents that I observed in our parking lot last week.  The first incident involves one of our youngest students. The child ran from the     car unaccompanied and sprinted between two large snow piles in to the main drive without looking. Had a car been passing it would not have seen the child. The second incident involved cars passing on the main drive. Please keep in mind that this is a one-lane drive. We have many children moving among cars, and we want to keep each and every one safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH.
  • The entire stretch of the main drive is a no passing zone.
  • Turn signals should be used whenever entering and leaving the drop-off lane.
  • The drop-off lane is a no parking zone. If you need to leave your car, park in the lot.
  • Young children often break away from their adult and run into the drive between parked cars. Be alert.

I know that all of us get in a hurry at times, but I also know that all of us want to keep the children safe. Your support exercising safe driving practices is greatly appreciated.

All the best,

Al

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