December 16, 2016
Dear Abraham Lincoln Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your family doing very well. As the weather continues to turn cold, I would like to send a friendly reminder about some items that are important to all of us during the winter months. First, children should come to school every day prepared to play outside in the cold weather and snow. When snow is on the ground, students should have a winter coat and snow pants, mittens or gloves, boots and a hat. We try to give the students time each day to play in the snow during recess. Proper clothing will help prevent students from needing to call home for dry clothing. Students who are not dressed properly are usually allowed to go outside, but they must remain on the dry blacktop area.
We are aware that some children may not have winter clothing that provides enough protection from the cold. It is also true that these difficult economic times may leave parents unable to purchase winter clothing as your children outgrow last year’s coats, etc. There are a number of resources that we can access, or help you access, to assist with the purchase of clothing. Please feel free to call Mrs. Wardwell, our Guidance Counselor if you need help of this kind.
As has been the case throughout the year, our teachers will provide supervision on the playground starting at 8:40 a.m. On the days when it is below 10 degrees, students should come into the building through the lobby and go directly to their classrooms starting at 8:40 a.m. If you arrive prior to 8:40 a.m., you are welcome to wait with your child in the lobby. For the safety of all of the children, please do not leave your child unattended in the lobby or on the playground prior to 8:40 a.m. when there is appropriate supervision.
Thank you for all of your cooperation and support throughout the school year thus far. The students, families, and staff have been working diligently to create a nurturing learning environment for all children. We look forward to continued success and a bright future for our children.
December 22 Bangor Day (Dress in Bangor Red and White)
December 23-January 2 No School
January 3 School In Session
January 16 No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
January 19 Literacy Night (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)