September 1, 2011 #1

GREAT START TO A NEW YEAR! We have had a great beginning for the new school year. No major upsets and everything is a go! This is our first issue of THE WILDCAT CONNECTION, our bi-weekly news letter. Take time to read our news. This is our communication with you regarding upcoming events.

HANDOUTS - Your child had several handouts the first day of school. Please get the emergency cards in ASAP. Give us more than one number that we can call. We may need to reach you quickly. If you intend to apply for free or reduced lunch, the deadline is Friday, Sept. 17.

OHIO ACHIEVEMENT TESTS - Results of the tests for grades 3 - 8 from last spring will be sent home with your children Friday, Sept. 9.

GRANDPARENTS WEEK - Grandparents of students in grades K-3 are invited to have lunch with their grandchild Sept. 12 - 15. The schedule is as follows:
K - Sept. 12 Grade 1 - Sept. 13 Grade 2 - Sept. 14 Grade 3 - Sept. 15
Adult lunch is $2.05. Please pay in the office that day. Do not send money in advance.

NURSE NOTES - Due to Health Department regulations, no food may be heated in the kitchen from packed lunches. Tip: Preheat your thermos with hot water while heating the food. Empty the water and place hot food in a hot thermos and it will stay warm through lunch!

EARLY ARRIVALS - Students arriving at school before 8:00 a.m. are to wait outside the front door during suitable weather until the bell rings. Buses will unload at 8:00 a.m. Parents who bring children to school must use the side parking lot by the cafeteria to drop them off or pick them up p.m. (this includes Jr. high students). The tardy bell rings at 8:20. School is dismissed starting at 3:05. NO PARKING IN THE FRONT PARKING LOT. That area is to be used for bus loading and unloading. If you are picking your child up from school, do not wait outside the classroom. Wait in the hall by the office or outside the entrance.

DISMISSAL - Students will not be released to anyone other than a parent without a note or call from the parent. We must have a note or call if they are to ride another bus (home with another student, daycare, etc.) If you wish to pick your child up after school, be on time. If we do not hear otherwise, your child will be put on the bus. If you need to pick your child up mid-day, you must come to the office to sign them out. Office personnel will get your child for you For safety reasons, all doors are kept locked except the front door by the office.

LUNCH - Student lunch price is $1.55, reduced price is 40 cents. Extra milk is 30 cents. In an emergency, students may charge lunch. However, five charges is the limit allowed. Breakfast is 60 cents and must be paid (no charges). It would be a big help for teachers if you could send the right amount. At $1.55 change is scarce.

ABSENCE - Please call the office before 9:00 a.m. if your child will be absent (984-2342). Mrs. Ball will be available by 7:45 a.m. You may leave a message at any time. We also need a written excuse or doctor's slip when they return. If we do not hear from you, office personnel will call you at home or work. If we cannot contact you, the absence will be unexcused.