Dear Parents and Guardians,
Now that it seems that spring has finally arrived, I am enjoying the sunshine and warm weather as I open the windows and let in some fresh air. What I do not enjoy are the challenges that come with the academic lassitude that strikes, especially in the 7th & 8th grades. Please remind your child to complete all assignments. With the many end of year events for the 8th grade, there are fewer opportunities to improve a low grade. 7th graders don’t realize that this year’s grades will be considered when your child applies to Morris County School of Technology, Gateway Academy and any other high school to which they may apply. Please support us as we continue to expect the
best effort from your children. It is easy to forget that school isn’t about completing assignments and earning grades; it’s about learning. The concepts that the teachers cover at the end of the year are just as important as those covered in October. The skills learned in May and June are necessary for student success in the following year.
I’m happy to report that smoking in teens has dropped tremendously because society has recognized how dangerous smoking is to one’s health. Unfortunately teens have turned to vaping and the rates at which children are taking up the habit are alarming. Officer Scott Gambsy of the Lincoln Park Police will be presenting information on this
dangerous health threat this Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm in the LPMS APR. Bring your children and while you are in the presentation, other members of the LPPD will be on-hand to play basketball or other games in the gym, followed by ice cream for any children whose parents attend. If you can’t come that evening, Officer Scott will also be presenting at 9:00 am on April 11 for parents who work in the evening. If you aren’t aware of this growing threat, then you need to attend. If you don’t think it is a serious threat, then you REALLY need to attend.
April 25 is Take Our Child to Work Day. It is intended for children to accompany a parent to work and many places of work open their doors to employee’s children. If your child is able to go to work with you, I hope it’s a great day. Please read my letter regarding Take Our Child to Work day to see what will and will not be excused.
I hope to see you Thursday for Officer Scott’s Presentation.