A Message from Ms. B:
It’s not over yet, Tigers!
We are busy finalizing supply lists for next year. We will be sending info regarding the EPI program that allows families to buy the supplies and have them delivered. We are reaching out to Tommy Hilfiger and Schoolbelles in order to make sure they have the inventory for uniform skirts and jumpers. PTO will be organizing their Used Uniform Sale and Ms. B is instituting a “Buy Back” Program enabling families who do not pass on their used uniforms, to resell them to the school. It’s a small amount but it’s better than giving it to Goodwill for nothing.
Spiritwear themes are being generated and developed. Grades and report cards are bing finalized so we can start working on schedules for next year. Oh, and we have this small event to prepare for: Graduation! Decorating, ordering, organizing, printing, and writing. There is so much that goes into this series of events beginning with our 8th grade Family Mass and culminating with the traditional 8th grade Dance. While we are feverishly preparing for the 8th grade’s last few days, we are preparing for the Awards Assembly that will celebrate the academic and behavioral accomplishments of our students in graders K-7. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend. This will also be the last “official” teaching day for Mr. Lones. Mr. Lones is retiring and will be hard at work at his house, visiting his family, and enjoying time off with no bells, no schedules, and no lesson plans. Our “Specials” teachers have the gratifying opportunity to work with every student in the building each year. Mr. Lones has certainly taught a lot of students through the years, including me! Mr. Lones started his long OLL career the same year Ms. Bessler graduated (a year in the Eighties…). I remember many lessons that Mr. Lones brought with him and have remained popular games, including matball. We all wish Mr. Lones well!
Here’s to sleeping in and no more lunch duty! There are many other happenings and new things for the following year and we will be keeping you up to date as you rest this summer. Rest up, there’s still more to do this week!