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The Principal's Paper Clip
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
As we enter the month of November, much has occurred thus far. Many classes have taken environmental field trips as primary students have visited the pumpkin farm. Parent-Teacher Conferences were held and four grade-level teams have hosted parent information nights. The first marking period will end this month and report cards will be issued on November 21st. The Book Fair has begun.
The beginning of school brought its standard emotions of excitement as well as nerv-
ousness, but some natural events have stirred many of us. Hurricanes Harvey, Jose,
and Maria have really left their marks on parts of nation as well as islands of the Carib-
bean. I want to thank you for helping your children demonstrate tremendous compas-
sion through our Coin Drive. Our Media Specialist, Mrs. Brooks, shared some corre-
spondence she had received from friends she met during her first years of teaching at
a school in Beaumont, Texas. They talked about the devastations they had experienced
due to a visit from Hurricane Harvey. Well, you helped support the drive and between
staff and students, we were able to send $1,200 to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
School to help them replenish materials that were destroyed in the storm.
We must continue to do what we can to help our other neighbors impacted by natural
disasters, including those in Miami, the Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico. Many members
of our local community have family members who were affected by these events. Be-
cause of this, we are asking your continued support to help us raise funds to provide
water purification systems to families in Guayama, Puerto Rico, the hometown of Mrs.
Jackie Acevedo-Pedragón, Family Service Provider for Head Start. It is a small, remote
town that still has not received any of the relief products sent to the island. We know
this through accounts from Mrs. Acevedo’s family. We are hoping to purchase the wa-
ter filtration systems directly from their local Walmart so that the pastor of the local
church can distribute them to the community. I hope we can count on you to help us
ensure that some of these families can have clean drinking water.
The month of November is always representative of Thanksgiving. It was first celebrat-
ed in 1621 to celebrate a first harvest. I hope that you will make time with your family
to examine the things for which you are thankful. I am thankful that you send us your
children everyday, ready to learn. It is exciting for me to see the enthusiasm children
have about reading, writing, mathematics, and enjoying learning with their friends.
Their smiles and hugs, and progress are constant reminders of why I went into educa-
tion. I am always appreciative of our service men and women as well as law enforce-
ment and firefighters.
I want to encourage you to check you child(ren)’s folders every evening so that you
don’t miss important notices. Thank you for your daily support. Have a happy and safe
Dr. Wauchilue Adams