It looks like it’s staying…the unpredictable cold, snowy, wet weather.
It is that time of year when students need to be reminded of the necessity of dressing properly for the weather (e.g., mittens, hats, scarves, snowpants, boots, etc.). Items that are labelled will be easier for your child to track down, as many boots and mittens look very similar. A number of items make their way to the Lost and Found and are often not claimed, so be sure to remind your child to check there if they have lost something. We ask that each child have indoor footwear (e.g., running shoes to wear in the school and boots to wear outside).
Younger students who are not wearing snowpants or winter boots will be reminded to play on the drier blacktop area. We do not have access to a washing machine or dryer at school – therefore children without winter clothing are encouraged to stay out of the wet snow and to bring an extra set of bottoms and socks in their backpacks.
Research indicates that fifteen minutes of fresh air allows students to refocus on their studies. We will monitor the weather conditions daily and make decisions based upon our local conditions. Except under unusual conditions, students go outside during am/pm recesses and the longer lunch recess. Please remember that children who are too ill to go outside should be resting at home. If you or someone you know needs an extra set of snowpants or boots, please let the school know and we can try to help.