August 14, 2013

Good evening.

     I hesitated sending this out, anticipating that at least a few of you had grown weary of hearing from me so often.  I will be sending out a summary of the first week of school, as planned, either Friday afternoon or over the weekend.

This Afternoon
     I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the delays and traffic issues you may have experienced this afternoon at dismissal.  All of our plans could not anticipate our buses being late from their Tier 1 runs.  Cars arriving on our campus for student pick up had to be stacked in our back lot in multiple lines.  Katie and Jason did their best in a very challenging situation. 
     In a perfect world, with all buses arriving on time, we are able to get student bus riders loaded and buses out of the Circle Drive within a maximum of 10 minutes after dismissal.  This should be near 3:15 p.m.  Until we get the bus route issues ironed out, I would suggest (if your schedules allow) that you arrive for car pick up at 3:30 p.m. at the earliest.  This may cut down on the number of cars in the back lot and wait time until we get on our game.  Again, I am very sorry.

This Morning
     A big thank you to everyone who elected to make a right-hand turn out of our lot onto Clayton Road this morning.  This helped a great deal.  If we can get more cars/drivers to do so, this will improve even more.  Thank you, as well, for not hitting the pudgy guy in the stupid-looking vest.
     If I can ask another favor, please try to keep from dropping your students off in the morning before 7:40 a.m.  Due to the change in our daily schedule, we have had to adjust the work schedule of our Teacher Aides/Assistants and the Lobby is not supervised until 7:40 a.m.  I know I communicated a time of 7:30 a.m. in earlier communications – this was my mistake.

The School Day
     I think we experienced a very good opening day.  LMS has a great teaching, office and support staff.  They came through today as expected.  I saw smiles on your children’s faces throughout the day.  It was great to see them and share in the energy of the first day of school.  I was able to pop in to every classroom this morning during period 1 for a very quick “Good Morning” and was also able to be in all lunch shifts. 
     Please keep in mind the posted calendar events for the rest of this week (in RED). 

Thanks for your time and thanks for sending your kids to us,


Upcoming Calendar Events:
Thursday, August 17
10 a.m. Fire Drill
Friday, August 16
Last day for student- or parent-initiated schedule changes (through
Parent Coffee (all grades)
            8:15 a.m./LMS Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 21
Meet The Teacher Night
            Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m./LMS Gym
Parents follow student schedules 6:55 to 8:30 p.m.
8th Grade Sports Parent Meeting
8:30 to 9 p.m./LMS Cafeteria
Tuesday, August 27
After School Activities begin
3:10 to 4:10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28
School Pictures (information to follow)

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