November 1, 2016
October is now a distant past and memory and we now march forward into the month that could bring to us the beginning of winter. We all know that there are very few November months that have not produced some sort of a snowfall.
School Messenger - With that being said, we are working with a new program called School Messenger. This program will call or text the phone number that we have on record here at school to let you know about cancellations or postponements of school or school events due to inclement weather. We will also be using radio, TV stations, and social media as we have in the past, but this should be quicker and get to all of you as soon as the decision is made. We are still working out the bugs and kinks, but are hopeful it will be up and running before we actually need to use it.
Parent/Teacher Conferences – We want to personally thank all parents who made it to our parent/teacher conferences last week. It is a long day for our staff on a Monday, but it is a time early enough in the grading period that changes can be made before final report cards are due this week. The numbers of parents who attended this year’s conferences were very high. Remember if at any time you need to visit with your child’s teacher, you can email them or call and leave a message. As a parent, you are also able to access your child’s grades through Parent Vue. In order to access this, please call the office and get an access code if you have not already done this. Using this tool, can help you stay on top of your students grades.
Veterans Day Program – We will be having a Veterans Day program on November 11th at 1:30 in the gymnasium. Please plan on attending as this is put on for the public. It is so important that we honor those who gave the rest of us to have what we are accustomed to have in this great country. It is also a moment for our kids to show appreciation to all those who gave and to those who ultimately gave. Hope to see all of you here.
NDSCS Music Program – On Friday, November 18th at 1:00 you are all cordially invited to attend a music program put on by the NDSCS band and choir departments. The program will last approximately one hour and is sure to be very good as they will be singing and performing some pop and classic tunes. We are pleased to have them here that afternoon as our student body will be present and it should prove to be enjoyable entertainment.
Deer hunting is this weekend and the following week. Good luck and as always – hunt and be safe.
One final note, get out and vote. Exercise your right. When you go out and vote, you are becoming a role model for our students – they need to see you do this so they can become civic minded citizens someday.
Make it a great week!
Sunday, December 4th, 2016