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From the Principal's Desk


Autumn 2018

Dear Parents,

A few thoughts as we settle in to the school year. . . . 

  • Our morning drop-off routine follows the same system as last year; children in grades kindergarten through five are to be dropped off in the upper parking lot off of Myrtle Avenue.  The back doors open at 8:57 a.m., and there are 2 teacher assistants there to meet the students and see them safely into the building.  Your cooperation with this process is very much appreciated.
  • If your child is absent, please contact the school prior to 9 a.m.  This will help us maintain accurate attendance records.
  • Remember that as the weather is starting to cool down, students need appropriate outdoor attire.  Please be sure your child brings a lightweight jacket or sweater (with their full name and their teacher’s name printed inside) every day to wear outside for recess.
  • We have some exciting events that are coming up, courtesy of our PTA.  If you have not yet joined, please consider doing so.  Upcoming events, including the Pre-K/K Event and Parents As Reading Partners (PARP), are listed on the school calendar and on the school website.  
  • Speaking of exciting news, please be sure to check out the Daily Bulletin feature on the parent portal of Power School.  This is yet another vehicle through which you can keep up on the latest happenings here at Scraggy Hill.
  • The next Board of Education meeting will be held on October 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the elementary school Large Group Room.  
  • We will hold our annual Early Dismissal Drill on Friday, October 26th.  Students will be released 15 minutes early on that day.  More information will be sent home in early October.
  • The Storybook Character Parade will be held on Halloween (October 31st) at 1:30 p.m.  Classroom teachers will be in touch with additional details.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are right around the corner.  Students in grades K – 5 will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. on November 20th (there is no PM Pre-K on that day), and again on November 30th (there is no AM Pre-K on that day; PM students will attend the AM session). This year we are also offering evening hours on November 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in order to accommodate these important meetings. Additional information about the conferences will be sent home in the coming weeks.

As always, I thank you for all of the support and cooperation you have afforded me.  Keep checking the website for additional information regarding other upcoming events.


Thomas Meehan

Tuesday, November 20, 2018