Mr. Anthony P. DeMarco
Happy New Year! We at the middle school hope that all of our families had a relaxing holiday break and are excited about returning to school. For those of us of a certain age, the thought of 2020 brings images of flying cars, jet packs and robots in our homes. Some of the future predictions did come true, we have computers the size of paperback books, robots that vacuum our homes and are able to video chat (Videophones, remember them?) with friends and family in far away and distant locations. We can make assumptions of what the future is to bring, however as we have learned there are many factors that make up the future and the wonderful possibilities that it holds in store for us.
Our children will be looking toward the future and all the possibilities that it holds for them just as we did when we were their age. Parents and teachers are entrusted with helping our children to be prepared for the future and the possibilities that it holds. At the middle school level we help students to prepare for the next transition in their lives, that into the high school. We educate utilizing the best practices that have been identified to assist students to achieve to their fullest potential. We challenge students to try their best and to explore and try new things to assist them in broadening their horizons. Preparing our children for the future is an important task and one that our staff is committed to accomplishing.
This week we are seeing a return to our normal New England winter with temperatures falling. Morning temperatures are predicted to be in the teens with windchills. We will usually allow students to enter the building if the temperatures fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (we do take into account wind chill). We base our decision on whether or not to be inside in the morning and at recess by utilizing the Middle School’s weather station located on top of the building. Parents have access to this information on the middle school website.
Please remind students that they need to wear appropriate outside clothing. Coats, jackets, gloves, scarves and hats are essential on these cold mornings. If appropriate cold weather clothing is an issue, please let us know and confidential arrangements can be made to provide appropriate clothing, if necessary. Students are outside in the morning until 7:30 AM when the bell rings. Please do not drop your child off at the school prior to 7:15 AM, especially on these frightfully cold mornings. There is no supervision outside until 7:15 AM. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Thank you once again,