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Friday, August 17, 2018

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Welcome Back Everyone!


home15It was wonderful to see the children walk through the doors of Samuel Morey to begin a new school
year. The first day of school is always so exciting. There were butterflies in stomachs, new school clothes, new lunch boxes, new names to remember---and that was the teachers!! The students were equally excited as they reunited with friends, gave hugs to last year's teachers and listened with great excitement to their new teachers tell them about the new school year.

Our first day started with our traditional parade around the school led by our sixth graders. After the parade the students were off to their new classes with their new teachers and new classmates. In the afternoon we had a community meeting where we welcomed all the kindergarten students and showcased the SME staff.

That was a little glimpse of how school began. I'm sure by now you have received even more important information about how this school year has begun—the information given to you by your son or daughter. The faculty and staff at Samuel Morey hope those reports are positive. We hope you feel the school year has begun well for your child.

Dropping Off and Picking Up Your Children

home14I would like to review our morning and afternoon procedures for arrival and dismissal of students. If your child arrives before 8:00 a.m., they must go directly to the playground with their backpacks unless it is raining and then they go to the gym.

With the exception of preschool, we ask that parents not walk their child to their classroom at 8:00 a.m. or after. When your child is late, they must be signed in at the office by you. Your child will then go to his or her class. Teachers are beginning morning routines; collecting notes from students about how they will get home, collecting lunch money and helping their students get settled. It is a very important and often hectic time of day. Please let the administrative assistant know if there is something special for us to relay to your child's teacher.

At the end of the day, we call riders first. These are students who are picked up by an adult. These students will meet that adult in the front hallway or outside in the pick-up area. If you are picking up your child, please do not park in the pick-up area. It holds up the line for other parents who are picking up their children.

Please do not go to your child's classroom to pick up your child. To ensure that students get home the right way, it is important that teachers are able to focus on dismissal.

Thank you for helping us ensure a great beginning and ending to the day.