A Message From Your Principal

Welcome Back Bobcat Family!
Posted on 02/28/2017
Jeremy Booker
We hope everyone had a fun, safe, and relaxing summer!  We know this is going to be another WONDERFUL year at Blades!!

The following is
essential beginning of the year information for your family:

Our regular school hours are
8:00 A.M. - 2:50 P.M.  Students may not be dropped off before 7:50 A.M.  Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45 A.M. every morning.  If students are eating breakfast they should go immediately to the cafeteria upon arrival.  Please see the detailed map for the specific arrival and dismissal procedures on the back of this letter.  If your child is going to be absent from school please contact our school attendance line at 467-7310.

Inside this letter you will find a letter from your child’s NEW teacher
.  The envelope also contains a school supply list, a map for arrival and dismissal procedures, and a district calendar.  There will be a Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate/Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 9, from 5:00-6:30 P.M.  The Kindergarteners will get to visit their classroom, hear about their curriculum, play on the playground, take a quick bus ride, and meet their new Bobcat Family! 

This year we will again combine our Open House/Curriculum Night so that students and families will have an even better understanding of what they can expect at the start of the year.  We are calling it
Blades Welcome Back Night! This is a great time for students to come up to school and meet their new teacher and visit their new home/classroom for the next year.  It will be held on Monday, August 14.  Grades 3-5 will go from 5:00-6:00pm and Grades 1 & 2 will go from 6:30-7:30pm.  Grade levels will meet as a whole in the gym, library, or cafeteria to discuss expectations.  Then everyone will move onto their new classrooms.  Students will stay with their parents during the entire event.  This allows you to come and meet with your child’s teacher and learn about the classroom curriculum, routines, and procedures.  Once again, we ask that you bring your student’s supplies with you to help make the first morning of school go more smoothly.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 16, 2017
.  This will be a full day of school.  For our new and Kindergarten parents there will be a Boo Hoo Breakfast in the cafeteria starting at 8:15ish.  Please make sure you can find time to visit, smile, and “wipe away some tears.”  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about Blades and how you can connect with our community. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 467-7300.  Thank you for all of your support in making your child’s education a success.  Enjoy your last weeks of vacation with your family and friends!

This is going to be an AMAZING school year!!

Sincerely,


Dr. Jeremy Booker                            Dr. Laurie Tretter-Larkin
Principal                                          Assistant Principal
314-467-7301                                  314-467-7302
jbooker@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net    tretter-larkinl@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net
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