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Welcome New Teachers

Now that we have the new school year up and running smoothly, it is time to go back and welcome some of our newest teaching staff at Pettigrew, formally.  I want  to spend some of this article, this month, focusing on an introduction to some of the new faces you have seen around Pettigrew this fall. Open the newsletter (link to right) to meet our new teachers and administrator.

We welcome all the new staff to Pettigrew and look forward to a successful year with them.

 October brings Halloween parties and events at the end of the month, please see this important information regarding our activities on October 31.  This can be a fun time for students, and we don’t intend to put anyone in an uncomfortable situation, but we think that if we all determine to keep this event in perceptive with some good clean fun, we will all enjoy the event.  If families choose not to participate, we certainly understand and honor those decisions as well.  Please see below:

 

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Principal's Notes

On Wednesday, October 31, the elementary classrooms will have Halloween parties from 1:55-2:50.  We encourage students to wear costumes for the event.  Costumes must be appropriate for school and simple to get into – no blood, nothing too scary, no play weapons, no face make-up or colored hair spray.  NO CLOWN COSTUMES will be allowed at Pettigrew Halloween Parties.  We want to have a fun and friendly environment surrounding our celebration and want to make sure all ages feel safe and not frightened.  Students in grades K-1 will parade past all of the older classrooms at the beginning of the parties in their costumes.  Reminder of Party Attendance by Visitors/Parent Volunteers: Per school policy, no younger siblings may attend our classroom parties.  This includes our fall parade of costumes.  Please help make this a special time for your school-aged children and all their classmates. Alternative educational activities will be provided for any students who do not celebrate Halloween in the Library during this same time.  Please notify your child’s teacher or the office by Friday, October 26 if an alternative activity is needed so we can plan according to the number of children who will participate.

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