Welcome Back Message

August 28, 2017

Sandy Plains Families,
This is Mr. Harrington with the first weekly message of the school year!!
I'd first like to welcome all of our families back to school for the 2017-18 school year.  This is going to be an awesome year!!
Each week, I will be sending out a weekly message on Sunday evenings at 7pm. This message is intended to make all families aware of upcoming events and to share important school information.
School News
  • The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 5th.  Our doors will open at 8:30am.  Please line up outside of the front doors and have your student line up on the line marked with their grade level.  This will help to keep our arrival procedures as orderly and safe as possible. As always, we do encourage students to arrive between 8:30-8:45am each morning as we do not have supervision outside before 8:30am.
  • This Thursday, August 31 from 6-7:30pm is our Sneak-A-Peek at Your Seat and Back to School Night.  All families and students are invited to this event as it will give everyone a chance to meet their teacher and find out where their classroom will be for this year.  The evening will begin with Sneak-A-Peek from 6:00-6:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to see your teacher's classroom, put away school supplies in your desk, and walk throughout our school so you know where to go on the first day!  Back to School Night will begin at 6:30pm.  Families are invited to go to their student’s classroom as our teachers will be providing information pertinent to their class and grade level. We will have two sessions for families to attend.  The first session will be from 6:30-6:55pm and the second will be from 7:00-7:25pm.  We hope to see all of our families out for Sneak-A-Peek at Your Seat and Back to School Night on Thursday night beginning at 6:00pm.
  • One change for the upcoming school year is our special area schedule.  This year, we will have a 6-day rotational schedule for special areas.  Students will still be attending all specials equally.  Each day will be given a letter from A to F.  Classes will attend specials based on the lettered day.  We have a year-long schedule for parents to help keep everyone aware of which day it is in the special area rotation.  Homeroom teachers will have more information about which special area their class will attend on each lettered day. We know this is a change and thus we will have many reminders throughout the school day so everyone is aware of which lettered day it is.
PTA News
  • The first PTA meeting of the school year will be on Monday, September 11th at 4pm.  Our PTA does so many amazing things for our students and we would love to have many more parents join the PTA.  Please consider signing up for the PTA.  Membership forms will be available this Thursday night at Back to School Night!
Once again welcome back to school!!!
Have a great evening and I will see everyone on Thursday Night at 6pm.