K-8 August E-Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

It has been such a busy summer at the K-8 site. We have been working hard to prepare our school to have students return for in-person classes. School starts on Wednesday, August 18th at 8:25a.m. I think that the first day of school is a special day and it can be fun to dress “up” for the day. It is one of the few days all year that I ever voluntarily wear a tie. Another first day tradition we have at the Pacific School is Stone Soup. Please read the story with your child and talk about what it means to you. Everyone is encouraged to bring something from home to contribute to our collective lunch. We will have a very special volunteer chef for this fun meal.

Our meal program needs parent volunteers to help prepare breakfast, and our Wednesday hot lunch. Please reach out if you can commit to a day to help keep our meal program going. Many hands make for light work. We will provide the menu, the recipes, and ingredients. All we need are the smiling volunteer faces. Thank you so much for your help!

This summer we have made many changes to our building and our playground. We have done lots of painting and reconfiguring our classroom spaces. One dramatic change on our playground is we removed the climbing wall! We were awarded a grant to purchase a brand-new ADA accessible play structure. We anticipate the construction to be completed in the middle of September, so until then, kids will have lots of extra space to run around and play.

Please take the time to review the Covid-19 protocols. Everyone will wear masks while indoors and wash their hands frequently. Masks will be optional whenever we are outdoors.

Also here is our initial schedule for the fall semester. We will begin our Outdoor Learning, Afterschool Reading and STEAM programs in early September. Additional information about these programs will be sent home soon.

I know that many of you have questions, concerns, and suggestions for the year ahead. Please plan to attend the Virtual Family Forum on Monday August 16th at 5:30 p.m. We will share information and answer any questions about the upcoming year. We encourage all families to participate!

Thank you for choosing the Pacific School. I am looking forward to an outstanding year!

-Mr. Todd, K-8 Director

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