Principal’s Weekly Update

Appreciation
Many thanks to our Ross families for recognizing me during Principal’s Appreciate Month.  I was so touched by the flowers, notes, baked goods and beautiful photos of your children. Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you also to our PTA for another amazing Spook-tacular!  We are especially grateful to Katie Mastin for her coordination of the event and to Michelle Lackie for taking the lead on the Unicef Trick or Treat project.  A special shout-out goes to Ryler in Grade 2 who collected over $90.00 with his creative Unicef-inspired costume.

Parent/Teacher Conferences & Learning Celebrations
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Parent/Teacher Conferences tomorrow and at our First Advisory Learning Celebration on Friday, November 9. The PTA will offer a coffee and merchandise sale Friday morning. Kindly note that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 6.

Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Cards
Please see Ms. Campbell in the main office between the hours of 8:00am and noon to receive your child’s Kids Ride Free SmarTrip card.  Details can be found at: kidsridefree.dc.gov; 202.673.1740

Talking to Your Children About Current Events
Events in recent weeks have provided opportunities to engage in challenging conversations with children. You may find the following resources helpful as you navigate how to discuss current events with your child.
https://www.adl.org/blog/the-week-in-hate-and-bias-and-how-to-talk-with-young-people

Best Regards,

Holly Searl, Principal