A.L. WILSON TIGER TIMES
September Newsletter 2017
Early Dismissal/Curriculum night
School will be dismissed at 12:15 on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 for our Annual Curriculum Night. Car pick-up will begin at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Our curriculum night will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. We look forward to seeing you then.
NO SCHOOL/LABOR DAY
There will be NO school on:
Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.
Have a great extended weekend. School will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
LOCAL ASSESSMENTS WEEK OF
Students in grades K-2 will take part in the beginning of the year Dibels and GoMath assessments.
Students 3-5 will take part in the beginning of the year 4Sight exams for ELA and Math.
School pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 21, 2016 during the school day!
We, at A.L. Wilson Elementary, value student safety.
If a change in dismissal procedures for your child must occur, please send a note to school, with your child, in the morning detailing the dismissal procedures for that day.
If no note/phone call is received, students will follow their regular dismissal procedures.
Line-up for car pick-up cannot begin until 2:45 p.m. Please adhere to this time and speed limits on school grounds.
We begin releasing students to cars at approximately 3:10 p.m. If you sign your child out in the office before 3:10 p.m., it will be marked as an early dismissal.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep all of our students safe.
EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS
Should you have additional names to be added to your child’s contact information, please make the office aware immediately. We need to be able to contact you especially in the event of an emergency.
As your information/contacts change, please make the office aware immediately. It is of the greatest importance that we be able to contact the appropriate individuals for students when needed.
A copy of all custody papers must be on file in the office. For the safety of your child, please check with the office, as soon as possible, to make sure that we have all necessary papers. Parents of an incoming student with specific custody arrangements must provide the office with this information immediately. If there are no custody papers on file at school, please expect that the school will assume both parents have custody of children.
* Custody papers not on file cannot be honored, please provide copies to the office.
Volunteers/Chaperones: Clearances Reminder
Please be reminded that all volunteers/chaperones must provide all 3 clearances prior to volunteering/chaperoning at their child’s school. The forms should be submitted to your child's school office. The three clearances include:
*Child Abuse *Criminal History *FBI Finger Prints
If you need any further information or the forms necessary to complete the above listed clearances, please contact your child's school.
Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering/chaperoning and for submitting the required documentation.
Our first PTO meeting will be held on September 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., beginning with the Parent Advisory Meeting concerning Title I. We invite all to attend and participate in the meeting.
TEAM SPIRIT FRIDAY’S IN SEPTEMBER!
During Friday’s in September, wear your favorite team or Albert Gallatin attire!
During the first few weeks of school, buses tend to run a little late due to the driver’s diligence in making sure that all students are delivered to their correct stops and to the correct persons. Please feel free to contact the school if you believe your child’s bus to be very late.
Also, bus dismissal begins at 3:25 p.m. here at ALW. However, not all buses arrive at the same time. Bus dismissal actually occurs between the approximate times of 3:25 p.m. and 3:55 p.m.
Again, should you have any concerns regarding your child’s bus stop or arrival/dismissal times, please feel free to contact the school.
We, at A.L. Wilson Elementary, value student safety. Please be advised that we will have monthly fire drills and periodic evacuation/lock down/severe weather drills. Administrators, teachers and AG Security will continue to review these procedures with students.
Also, AG security and PA State Police will be rotating through buildings, periodically, to ensure school and student safety. Please do not be alarmed if your child comes home and states that either were in the building… They will be doing regular checks throughout the year. Including parking lots for student drop-off in the morning and student dismissal at the end of the day.
If there are any emergencies, this information will be conveyed to you.
This school year, we will be using REMIND for school-wide reminders. Information regarding sign-up is enclosed in the Wednesday folder. Please sign up, as information and reminders regarding school activities, etc. will be sent through REMIND.
It’s a great way to keep parents/guardians informed of school-wide happenings!
A monthly calendar will be sent home detailing information, events, etc. for the month. Please keep and refer to the calendar for helpful information.
My newsletter will be sent home periodically or when it is necessary to convey information to families. Remember to sign up for REMIND, as it will be play an integral part of relaying information regarding school.