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October 2019

October 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Throughout the month of October, there are many special programs and events taking place.  Red Ribbon Week and Safe Schools Week are two weeks this month where our Student Assistance Counselor along with our Peer Leadership Program will be promoting positive choices against drugs, alcohol and vaping, we will unite to stand up against bullying and rethink how we can resolve conflicts without the use of violence.  During these two weeks, we will be hosting a variety of assemblies, special events during lunch periods and after school programs to promote these ideals.

As you may be aware, we instituted this year a Student Advisory Period replacing our traditional style Homeroom period four days per week.  This has been an opportunity for students to get to know one another better, set academic and personal goals and make connections with one another in a safe and supportive environment.  The teachers are following a calendar of topics based on an array of themes throughout the year. As a connection from School to Home, ask your child about the program while driving in the car, at the dinner table or any time you have to follow-up on the initiative we have started in our middle schools.  We will be seeking your feedback a well as the students so that we can increase the effectiveness of this program moving forward. Thus far, the feedback from teachers has overall been positive. We still have some kinks to work out but they see more students sharing, setting goals and getting to know one another during this time and these connections are extremely valuable as we continue throughout the year.

We strongly encourage you to follow us on Twitter, monitor your child’s grades via the Parent Portal, check the school and district calendar for upcoming events and to get involved with our School & Home Association.  Throughout the year, email blasts titled “McAuliffe News” will be sent with upcoming events and news about our school programs and activities.

Yours in education,

Debra Phillips