Happy New Year! What a pleasure it is to welcome you back to Point Road School following our winter recess. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, restful, and fun-filled winter vacation.
As we think about resolutions for the New Year, it is important to think about the safety of our students and how we can best assist our students to become the best that they can be. We look to this New Year with optimism and excitement. As we work to continually improve the academic program for all students, so too we strive to make our school a safer and more inspiring place in which to learn. We will continue to review the safety measures that we have in place and we ask your cooperation, please do not hold open the door for someone or knock on the door and ask a student to let you in. The staff and students have been instructed not to open the doors for anyone. We have been practicing the different types of emergency drills and in addition to our monthly fire drill, we will be conducting an active shooter drill during the month of January so that your child will know what to do in the event of this type of an emergency and will be scheduling other drills throughout the remainder of the school year.
As the weather once again gets colder, we have been reminding students that we will still be going outside for physical education and recess. It is important for your child to come to school dressed to spend 30– 50 minutes outside (gym classes are 50 minutes in length). Coats, hats, and gloves should become standard for the next few months. As a result of additional clothing being worn to school, our Lost and Found was over-flowing and has been bagged and stored. Please LABEL all of your child’s clothing so that it is easier for us to help find their owners.
In addition, I hope that you will continue to visit the school website from time to time to enjoy the news and photos of our ongoing activities. As always, thank you for your continued support.
Pamela Albert Devine