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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Principal's Weekly Message

Dear Springhill Families,

 

What a great first week we had! We accomplished many things. We experienced the eclipse on the first day of school, we had a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new play structure on Wednesday, we had Back to School Night for Kindergarten parents on Monday evening and for 1st – 5th grade on Thursday evening, the 5th graders had their first play practice after school, and we had our first Frozen Friday event. Not to mention all the learning that took place for the students navigating new routines and expectations in their classrooms and on campus.

 

This week we have also enjoyed having lunch outside. The weather seems to be cooperating and the wasps have not started to bother us yet. All students are eating in the center quad area. So far they are all doing a great job of picking up after themselves. To help our efforts, be sure to label all belongings and to reduce our waste at Springhill I encourage you to think about what you are putting in your child’s lunch box/bag and consider using reusable containers.

 

I would also like to recognize and thank the all the parents and the PFC for their support in getting us up and running for the new school year.

  • Scorpion Day- Thank you Karen Herrerias and her crew for the amazing job they did before, during and after.
  • Staff Lunch-PFC sponsored lunch for our staff on our first official day back to work.
  • Welcome Back Coffee- Thank you to the PFC for arranging this event and providing coffee and treats.
  • Room Parents- Thank you to Beth Goldberg for all your work organizing this years room parents.
  • Frozen Friday Treats- Thank you to Sarah David and Mary Hawkins for taking on this hugely successful endeavor. I believe they served over three hundred frozen treats on Friday and all before 3:00.
  • Lastly, thank you to Jackie Zirkel and Danielle Gallagher for their ongoing work as the PFC president and vice president.

 

Springhill traffic during pick up and drop off continues to be a problem. The presence of the police has caused some anxiety and tension with some parents. At this time, it is my understanding that they have not issued any citations and are just here to help guide and direct the traffic to avoid a back up on Springhill Road. The police have also been closely monitoring the situation on Pleasant Hill Road in the morning. It may seem inconvenient to have to continue driving past the school or have to go around the block but the purpose is to keep the traffic moving, allow neighbors and/or emergency vehicles a clear route, and prevent cars from passing into the lane of oncoming traffic. Not to mention, it is against the law to block traffic. Once again, if you can wait to arrive until after the bell rings for pick up, we are better able to accommodate the cars and get them moving through the parking lot. The safety of our students is a priority and we all need to do our part to follow the traffic rules and to be respectful to the staff on duty.

 

Warmly,

Mette Thallaug

 

“Better late than never, but never late is better!“