The holiday season is officially here! I hope you all had the opportunity to spend time with family at Thanksgiving and celebrate your blessings.
December is a short month filled with exciting events. Our Winter Concert, which was held on Tuesday night, was a great success. Students who missed performing will have the opportunity to perform for their peers on Friday, December 21st. We will have a small winter concert for students on this day.
Along with the cooler weather it is also cold and flu season. Please be mindful of our school’s health policies. The health and safety of every student is very important to us. Our staff takes care to support and maintain the health and well being of all our students. If your child is sick please keep them home so they can get the rest they need to get well. At this point of the year jackets are required for all students in order to go out for recess.
Thank you to all third graders who participated in a writing competition for the month of October. They were asked to write a 100 word “Spooky Saga”. These stories were submitted to Young Writers USA. Congratulations to Michael M. for winning 1st place. Special congratulations to our runner-ups: Khadeja G. and Mukunthan M.
Please be mindful that school starts for students at 8am. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30am. Students who arrive after 8am are marked tardy. Madonna Place sometimes gets backed up at this time. Please try to arrive before 8am so you child has time to come in and line up with their class in the gym. Arriving late can result in students missing important information during homeroom. Showing up on time allows students the opportunity to settle in, prepare their materials, and converse with their friends before the academic day begins.
Please don’t forget that Winter Break is from December 24-January 1. Friday, December 21st is a half- day and all clubs and after care is cancelled. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Please encourage your child to read and practice math skills over the holiday break. It is important for the students to retain key skills learned during the first half of the school year.
I would like to wish all our Bergen Families a safe and healthy holiday season! See you in 2019!
Sheila B. Goodstein
Bergen-ASCS Elementary School Director