November 1, 2016
Dear Neff Families,
As I write this newsletter, I am wearing my Chewbacca costume that the kids voted on for meeting their $6,000 fundraising goal! What a fun day we’ve had. I met students as they got off the bus. The kids were excited to learn that the Chewbacca costume was the “winner” of the voting contest. They even got to hear Chewbacca’s “voice” as part of the morning announcements! As of this moment you have all helped to raise $9,889.50! Way to go Neff Lions! I look forward to working with the PTO board members and teachers as we decide how to use the funds so that all the kids in our school will benefit.
Today was our second annual Teachers vs. 4th Graders kickball game. The entire school bundled up and headed to the stadium for the game. This year any 4th grader who wanted to, got a chance to play. We played three innings and each 4th grade class took turns during the innings. The 4th graders didn’t get outs so that each student got a chance to kick. Once they all kicked, it was time to switch. The teacher team played until they got three outs. This year the students won the game with a score of 22-13! Congratulations 4th grade!
It’s been a busy day. I also got to honor October’s Students of the Month. This month students were recognized for demonstrating the PRIDE trait of respectful. When kids are respectful they show consideration for community, school, others, and themselves. Congratulations to Nathan Zuschmidt, Hailey Kemmlein, Kendall Heist, Reagan Feeman, Ella Kate Winters, Ben Grow, Anton Tate, Jr., Jocelyn Miller, Landon Crane, Audrey Young, Ellis Vorhis Witmer, Ethan Zimmerman, Olivia Nowak, Isabella Mariano, Morgan DeTemple, and Kara Hess!
Thank you for all you do to support your child and his or her efforts in school. Don’t forget that conferences are coming up in November. Attending your child’s conference is one of the most important things you can do in terms of communication and collaboration with school. If there is anything specific you want to discuss at the conference, let your child’s teacher know ahead of time. You can help conferences run smoothly by getting to school 5 minutes before your scheduled time and being understanding about ending on time. If you have more to talk about, your child’s teacher will be happy to schedule another time to meet or talk on the phone.
Travis C. Bash