Clarksville Primary School November Letter to Parents
November 6, 2017
October was very busy. It seems like we have had activity after activity going on! This has been a wonderful first nine weeks. Our students are working very hard and showing a lot of progress. Thank you for the help you are giving them at home. Be sure to read with them each night! If you are a kindergarten parent and your child has not received one of our “I Know My Letters” shirts, I challenge you to commit yourself to helping your child learn all their letters by Thanksgiving break. If your child has received their shirt, then you need to keep working with your child to recognize those letters as quickly as possible. Make a game out of it and time them to see how many they can name in a minute. This will only help them become a better reader.
We are noticing more people talking on their cell phones when driving in our parking lot. Please remember it is against the law to talk on a cell phone while driving in a school zone. Little people don’t watch out for cars so drivers must watch out for little people. Cell phones distract you from doing this. Thank you.
Thank you to the Clarksville Fire Department for presenting their Fire Safety program to our students. Hopefully you had a discussion with your child about fire safety at home. Their escape plan should be on your refrigerator.
We held Parent/Teacher conferences two weeks ago. Thank you for making a special effort to meet and discuss your child’s progress. Hopefully you received some information to help them at home. Teachers will now be trying to contact those who were unable to attend conferences. If you missed your conference, please call us at 979-6000 to schedule a time. It is very important that every parent or guardian conference with their child’s teacher!
The first of November is our cut off for wearing shorts and tank tops to school until after spring break. Please be sure to send a jacket with your child every day. Please write his/her name on the inside.
A reminder form Nurse Walker that if your child brings home clothes from school that they had to change into due to accident or spilled something…etc. Could you please make sure to wash them & return them to the Nurse’s office for the last couple of years she is only getting back around maybe 5 % of the clothes she sends home. Thank you for your help. We are running low.
Our first grade classes visited the Janet Huckabee Science Center in Fort Smith on last week. They had a great time and a good learning experience.
We also had “Tusk” the Arkansas Razorback Mascot stop by the Primary School on his way to Fayetteville. Our students enjoyed seeing him up close.
Fall pictures came home with your child a couple of weeks ago. We will have picture makeup day this Thursday, November 9, 2017. Picture information was sent home last week with the students who were absent, or have joined our school family since picture day. Students who had something wrong with their pictures may also have them retaken. Parents will need to return the complete picture package for retakes. If you did not order pictures a proof and information was sent home for you to use to order on line.
Progress reports will be coming home with your child on Wednesday, November 15 2017.
Our cafeteria ladies will serve their Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday November 16, 2017. I would like to invite you to come and have a special lunch with your child or grandchild. Cost is $3.50 for an adult tray. Please pay with exact change or check! If you are planning on attending, please return the sheet that was sent home with your child last week.
Clarksville Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, November 22 – 24, 2017.
We will have representatives from Lake Dardanelle State Park presenting their “Corn Husk Doll program to our first grade students on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
First grade parents please mark your calendars for our first grade music program, “Polar Express A Tale Come Alive!”. It will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Fine Arts Center.
Good News! The road construction at our end of Clark Road is getting closer for us to be able to use the new road and the new round about. They are saying it should be ready around Thanksgiving, depending on the weather. However, the bridge will not be ready for a good while.
Our Character Education “Word of The Month” is Citizenship, which means obeying the rules and working to make your community a better place. Please use this word around your house during the month of November.
Have a Wonderful November,
Mr. Ziegler & The Primary Staff