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Monday Minute

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   October 17, 2016

Dear Eagles,

We will be doing our annual Halloween Parade on Monday, Oct. 31st outside our school beginning at 1:00 pm.  Please bring a lawn chair if you want seating and feel free to dress up as well!  Just like the students, we don’t want any adults to wear masks or bring weapons as props with their costume.  We are also asking that no adults dress up as clowns this year, due to the negative media attention.  We are not limiting our students or even bringing this issue up with them.  Most of our students haven’t heard the clown stories in the news, and we’d like to keep it that way!  The parade will likely last about 30 minutes or so with classroom parties to follow.

Inside Days

The weather has turned cold and rainy, and I wanted you to know what our procedure is on those super cold or stormy days.  If the temperature is less than 22 degrees, we bring the students inside.  If it is raining or blizzard conditions, we also bring them in.  When it is lightly snowing, we often let them play outside as they enjoy it when they are dressed appropriately.  If it’s a “wet” snow, we have an inside day.  We watch the conditions each recess, and make decisions determined by the temperature and precipitation.  When conditions are poor in the morning, we don’t have students line up outside.  They are welcome to come in when they arrive and sit in the hallways by their classroom. 

Debate Coach needed

Did you participate in debate in high school?  Or perhaps you wished you had?  We would love to sponsor a debate team from our school, but they need a coach.  If you’re willing to coach a team of 4th/5th graders, please let me know.  A training meeting for debate coaches is Nov. 1st

PTA Notes

The Bike Rodeo was a blast! Some students even said, "This is the best day ever!" We want to send a special THANK YOU to Erica van Dyke for organizing it, and making it happen! Your hard work is very appreciated, and thank you to all the volunteers that helped all day! We couldn't do this without you! Thank You!!!

Oct 18th Family Night at Cafe Zupas. If you are going out to eat that night pick Cafe Zupas at Quarry Bend and mentione you are from Silver Mesa Elementary. They will send us a portion of $$ raised that night.

Oct 18th at 1pm Master Piece Music and Art meeting in the extra class room. This is for anyone interested.

Red Ribbon Week Oct 24th -Oct 28th, there will be fun activities all week. Be looking for more information to come by PeachJar and a link is attached to sign up to help volunteer during lunch activities that will be going on this week. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945a5ad22aa8-redribbon

Monday—Wear red; pledge to be drug free

Tuesday—Team up against drugs!  Wear any team jersey or sports team colors

Wednesday—Wear orange today; “Orange” you glad you’re drug free?!

Thursday—“Lei” off drugs!  Wear Hawaiian themed clothing

Friday—Grow up!  Be drug free!  Spirit Day is Adult Day.

Oct 25th‪ Reflections are due, the theme is "What is your story?" We will be sending out a sign up soon to help volunteer, and if you know anyone that is interested in being a Judge please let us know.

Oct 31st‪ Halloween Class Parties

Become a member of our F.O.S.M. (Fathers of Silver Mesa) We love our volunteers and Father's are a huge part!

Please visit our website www.silvermesapta.com or our social media Facebook and Twitter if you ever need more info. 

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Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 18th—kindergarten fieldtrip to Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 19th—1st grade fieldtrip to Wheeler Farm

Oct. 20-21—No school; Fall Break

Oct. 28th—Spirit Day; Adult Day.  Dress up as what you’d like to be when you grow up or as any adult. 

Oct. 31st—Halloween Parade; it starts at 1:00 inside as we collect all the grade levels, and then we’ll go outside at about 1:10 to parade for parents and families.  Bring a camp/lawn chair and join the fun!  Feel free to dress up as well—just remember no masks.

Nov. 11th—5th grade program; 9:00 in the gym for parents

Nov. 14th—9:00; kindergarten program in the gym for parents

Here’s to another GREAT week!!!

Julie Fielding


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