The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The Pinwheels for Peace project was created to coincide with the International Day of Peace (or Peace Day). Each year, on this day, millions of people around the world display pinwheels of all different sizes as a public visual representation of our hope for “whirled” peace.
Once again, our school is proud to participate in this wonderful project. Many thanks to Mrs. Katz, our art teacher, for creating the beautiful display on our school’s front lawn. With her help, each child in our school made a pinwheel with words of peace and harmony written on it. Then they placed the pinwheels in front of our school. With this simple act, we join many schools and people around the world in our hope for world peace.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who came to Back to School Night. It is a pleasure to know that I will be working with caring and supportive parents. If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me.
By working together, I hope to help your child have a successful first grade experience.
On 9/11, our school had a Patriot’s Day Assembly. The children, staff, and members of our community gathered together to remember the events that happened 16 years ago on 9/11/01. Our class showed our patriotism by wearing red, white, and blue. In our classroom, we discussed the meaning of hero. Then we made an award for one selected hero in our lives. The children were very thoughtful and did a wonderful job on their projects.
We had a great first week of school! The children came with bright smiles and were ready to learn. They quickly settled into the classroom and are already becoming familiar with some of our daily routines.
Please check your child’s “Take Home Folder” daily. This is one of the best ways for us to communicate. All notes and classwork sent home can be kept at home. Only return homework and missed assignments to me.
I look forward to a fun and exciting school year filled with wonder and discoveries!