February 9, 2018
It is hard to believe, but the month of February marks the midpoint in our school year. It seems like yesterday that we were welcoming the students back from the summer, and now we set our course for the second half of the school year
I would like to highlight a few events that will take place in the second half of February. School will be closed on Friday, February 16th, to allow for a staff professional day. School will also be closed on Monday, February 19th , to celebrate Presidents’ Day. The Board of Education will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 20th , at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. On Thursday, February 22nd , Mr. LeProtto will host our annual Talent Show in the auditorium beginning at 7:00 PM. Finally, on Tuesday, February 27th , Ms. Acerra will host a meeting for 8th Grade parents to discuss fundraising for the Washington DC trip at 6:30 PM in Room 3.
One safety concern that I would like to highlight is the process for student drop off at the back of the school on 5 th Avenue. The process for student drop off is one where parents are able to pull up along the yellow curb behind the Preschool Annex and allow their children to exit the vehicle on the sidewalk or passenger side. Once the children have exited the vehicle, parents are expected to wait until the line of vehicles begins moving and they can then pull away. It has been observed that some parents have parked their car in the drop off zone and walked their child to the school door. Parking your car will disrupt the natural flow of the drop off zone, and this could result in a dangerous situation for students and parents. Therefore, I am asking parents to abide by one simple rule. If you are simply going to drop your child off on 5th Avenue, pull along the curb, allow your child to exit on the passenger side of the car, and then wait for the natural flow of traffic to move again and exit the drop off zone. If you want to walk your child to the school door, I ask that you park anywhere other than the drop off zone, as a single parked car will disrupt the natural flow of our drop off system. I thank you in advance for your support.
I would also like to highlight our 2017 – 2018 Boys Basketball Team, as they finished the year 12-2 as Co-Champions of the National Division. I would like to especially thank Mr. Mulligan for his dedication to our team and for bringing another championship banner to our gymnasium. The basketball team will play their first playoff semi-final game at home on Wednesday, February 21st, at 3:30 PM against St. Catherine. Please come out to support the Breakers!
If you have any questions about items in the newsletter, or if you need clarification on any points, please do not hesitate to contact my office
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski