Abbett Elementary School Newsletters

December News from Abbett

Dear Abbett Families,

Now that December is upon us, I would like to share some of the changes and calendar items that will keep us busy until Winter Break.

Please keep the following dates in mind:

December 5 - Family Math and Wellness Night

December 12 - Winter Concert Program (grades 1, 3 and 5 only)

December 20 - Family Food Giveaway from Pine Hills Church

December 21 - Last day of school before Winter Break

Along with the dates to remember, I also want to discuss our change in arrival procedures.  We are now opening our doors at 7:55am.  All students that are on school property are expected to enter the building at that time.  Students report to the gym and are seated by classroom.  Supervision is provided by administrative staff until 8:05, when the students are picked up by their classroom teacher and walked to class.  Students are given the opportunity to pick up their breakfast on the way to class each morning after leaving the gymnasium.  I have been very proud of the way our students have adopted to the new arrival procedures.

Our purpose in changing the arrival procedure is to provide a more safe and orderly arrival for students and to avoid students standing outside during poor weather conditions.  We are asking that students are not dropped off much before 7:55am, but we are also encouraging families to take advantage of the earlier arrival time.  

We hope that all families will take advantage of the extended arrival time to help us reduce student tardy and promote enhanced stability to be beginning of our school day.

Thanks you for your support of our school and allowing us the flexibility to make changes that are in the best interest of your children.

Frank Kline