Irvington Principal Announcement
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make the Fall Festival such a success. Special thanks to Keli Cook who organized the event. The event raised over $1000 which will go toward a school improvement project designed by the Student Leadership class.
I'd also like to thank everyone who helped out with the Scholastic Book Fair, especially Renee Montmorency and Margaret Morton who chaired the event. On-line orders can still be made through the end of today, so it's a great opportunity to pick up holiday gifts. Here's the link to the order site: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3356742
Another thank you needs to go out to Amy Kingsbury who has bravely volunteered to be the Auction Chair for this year. Volunteers are still needed for sub-committees and we are always looking for auction donations, so please keep an eye out for future announcements. Thank you Amy for taking on this important position!
We have may opportunities for parents to be involved. On Wednesday, 11/5 an announcement was sent out showing when parent meetings are scheduled throughout the year. Even if you can't come every time, please join us when you are able to do so!
On Wednesday, 11/19 a task force of parents and teachers (called the Irvington Collaborative for Excellence) will be meeting in the Library at 6:30 p.m. We will be looking at the strengths and challenges facing Irvington, including low enrollment in our Kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Everyone is welcome to attend!
I also want to invite you to join me at the Irvington Community Association (ICA) meeting held on the second Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. in the Irvington Library. The ICA was started in our Library by parents years ago and it's a great way to know what types of things are going on in the neighborhood.
Last, but not least, Grandparents and Special Friends Day is quickly approaching. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. Based on parent input we have developed new security procedures. On Friday, November 21 we will be sending home two Visitor nametags in each child's Friday folder. Additional Visitor nametags can be picked up in the office the following Monday 11/24, Tuesday 11/25, or the morning of Wednesday 11/26. When Grandparents and Special Friends Day begins, parents and family members with the previously distributed Visitor nametags will be allowed to come immediately into the building and sign-in on a form in the classrooms. Visitors without a nametag will have to go through the usual procedure of signing in and getting a nametag.
I can't even begin to describe how much I appreciate everyone's optimism, help and support!
Have a wonderful weekend,