January has been an exciting month at Arcade Elementary. We
started off the New Year right!
As the winter goes on, please note that we will
continue to communicate school cancellations, delays and cancellation of
after-school activities as we have in the past—news, radio, robocalls,
Facebook and the Pioneer website. As you all know, we will encounter winter
delays, so please be patient with the busses (they will run a little behind)
because they are doing their best to keep our children safe.
It is critical
that we have a working updated phone number in the office, as well as three working
emergency contacts. We need to be able to reach a live voice in the event of an
emergency and out little ones aren’t always able to communicate clearly their
needs. We just want to ensure that everyone is safe!
Please note that when there is a two hour delay:
- Busses will arrive two hours later than they are
- Students may be dropped off following normal
procedures at 10:45
- The school day will begin at 11:00. The
remainder of the day will run normally.
- Latchkey will run normal hours opening at 7:00
- Cars are still not allowed in the front parking
On a positive note, it is time for our Winter Reading
Challenge. We will begin on February 1st and it will end on March 20th.
Our goal this year is to read 25,000 books! All books are on the reading level
of the individual student. All staff, family members and community member books
count too! Our culminating activity will be on March 24th. On this
date we celebrate reading and invite community readers into our school!
One. More. Thought. All teacher requests for next year are
due to the office on March 1st. Requests for specific teachers will
not be honored. If you are putting in a request for your child, it must be
based on learning style. Requests sent in after March 1st will not
If you haven’t already…check us out on Facebook. We keep it
updated all day long on the great things that are happening in our amazing
school. If you haven’t taken a look yet we are named…Arcade Elementary School. Thanks for sharing your children with us. My
door is always open. Stay warm.