January 26, 2020
I have to begin this update on a serious note with an appeal for your help. While we continue to educate our children on the importance of such qualities as kindness, respect, compassion, and empathy, we have been forced to address many issues lately that run contrary to these core beliefs in many of our grade levels. Of particular concern, are our upper grade levels in their behavior toward one another as well as their treatment of the physical school environment itself. I have made continued efforts to directly address these grade levels as a whole as well as having focused conversations in response to such behaviors and in hopes of discouraging further incidents. As many of you know that I rarely, if ever, resort to making this a subject of concern for all, but I feel that I am in need of your support. I know you all work so hard as parents to help us remind children of the importance of kindness, empathy, and respect to name just a few things. We thank you. We see our mission of developing the minds and hearts of your children as second to none other. Thank you for your continued support.
· We have some more new friendly faces in our office. You may have met Ashley Prosniewski already, and I'm sure that you were greeted with her warm smile and friendly demeanor. Joining Ashley in the front office are Lisa Brown and Elizabeth Miller. Please join me in welcoming them to Mill Hill.
· We are so proud of our 5th graders for their beautiful performance singing and playing at the recent winter concert. Bravo!
· REMEMBER: Our classrooms are nut-free. DO NOT send your child into school with snacks known to contain nuts. Furthermore, food consumption of any kind is PROHIBITED on buses. These rules are in place to protect children with identified and unidentified food allergies. Food consumption on the bus will result in a bus suspension. This is a strong policy, but it is in place to help assure a safe environment in the absence of adult supervision.
Bad Dad Joke of the Week...
Jack claims he can communicate with vegetables. So before dinner every night, Jack and the beans talk.