August, Thu 28, 2014 - Sage International
It just keeps getting better around here! Thank you to everyone (staff, families, students) for energizing the start of this year with such joy and exuberance! We are pleased as punch with our new larger community and excited to keep discovering what this year will bring. Below are a few select topics with more to follow in the coming weeks. Please continue to ask questions, and we will continue to provide answers as we are able.
Over the years we have done our best to educate our community on how our school receives funding from the State. It seems with so much growth, we could use a brief refresher:
By all means keep a sick child at home. However, please plan appointments and time away from school for travel and other events wisely.
How to Report an Absence:
As you may imagine, we take attendance taking quite seriously. You can help by notifying the correct front desk of an absence or late arriving student as soon as feasible (preferably by 8:30am).
TRAFFIC FLOW AND PARKING @ PARKCENTER
We are happy to report that after two weeks of tweaks and repetition, we have cut at least 20 minutes off of the end of day procedures. There is still room for improvement and as we get to know your vehicles and your students better, we expect to make this even more zippy in execution. Below is a summary of adjusted procedures and a few reminders to help us all out:
The much anticipated Sage International Chess Club will be starting up again on September 17th. Chess Club is for K-11 students that would like to learn to play chess, and/or for chess players who already know how to play. Each meeting will include chess instruction and casual play. There will be two 1/2 hour lessons each meeting, one for beginners and one for more advanced players. This semester Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays from 4:20 - 5:20 in the lunch room at the new Parkcenter location for 11 weeks.
Gwen Hernandez is organizing the club this year and she needs help! Approximately 8 – 10 parent volunteers (no chess experience required) are invited to help supervise during regular meetings and at the tournaments. If that many noble (and fearless) adults step forward, the time commitment will only be once a month for an hour apiece. If you can help, please put “volunteer” on your child’s registration sheet and hand it in to any front desk location. K-1 students will be walked over after school by a parent volunteer. A transportation plan for 8th – 11th graders is currently being worked out. Please direct questions to Gwen through email or at 866-7380.