Weekly Family Email
August 21, 2020
Dear PWA Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! You'll receive an email like this one every Friday evening, containing important and need-to-know information, as well as helpful links, lunch menus, and special announcements. Please be sure to check it out each week!
We are so happy to have our returning students back with us, and to welcome our new students who've come to us from other places. It has been a delight watching the kids get to know one another this week--new friendships have been forged already, and we've heard lots of laughter coming from classrooms. The kids already seem to feel right at home.
We had a great first week of school, and we are truly pleased to report that our students have no difficulty keeping their masks on during the day. Kids really are amazingly resilient and adaptable. Getting the hang of the shoe changing routine was our biggest challenge, but by the end of the week we cut the time it was taking in half! Practice makes perfect. The overall routine no longer feels strange, and these safety measures are well on their way to becoming second nature.
We are planning a virtual back-to-school night, and will send out more details next week. During the the event, you'll have the opportunity to see your child's classroom and speak with the teacher.
We are so pleased to have your children with us at the school, and we look forward to partnering with each of you to make this a great year for them. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.
Have a wonderful weekend, PWA families!
The students aren't the only ones who have been following our protocols without fail--our school parents have been wonderful about this! We thank you for doing your part, wearing your masks, and keeping your distance at drop-off and pick-up.
We are a community at PWA, and as in any small community, our individual choices affect all of us. Even with our safety measures in place, we know that the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 within the school exists. Our teachers have all committed to maintaining safety protocols not just within the school, but everywhere they go. We ask that our school families do the same to protect our wonderful teachers and all of the beautiful children in our school. Please avoid large gatherings, and let us know if you plan to attend one. If your child attends after school activities, please ensure they wear a mask there, too. Please take precautions, for everyone's sake.
It will take all of us working together to keep our school safe and open!
Our current lunch menu and lunch packets can always be found in the buttons at the end of each weekly email.
If you send your child to school with lunch, please remember that we are an entirely nut-free school.
Spotted at school this week....welcome!...lots of fun in P.E....kindergarten is a blast!...young illustrators...classroom yoga...playground antics...thinkers in action...busy preschoolers