Let It Snow!
While I know it might not be the most popular perspective, I love the snow. I love the way it looks, I love the way it feels, and I love the way it mutes the sounds of the outdoors like everything is wrapped in a giant, white blanket. I am a fan of winter sports and a believer that, given the right clothing, you can enjoy just about every temperature Mother Nature throws at us.
While we’ve had only a couple of short-lived dustings, I remain hopeful that the snow will soon begin to fall, and I know I’m not alone. Even with a small amount of snow on the ground, our students were eager to build snowmen and catch snowflakes on the playground.
Because we want to make sure that they remain warm, dry, and comfortable for the rest of the school day, we do ask that, once we get some snow on the ground, our students are all dressed to enjoy it as much as possible. In order to play in the snow, children must have boots, snow pants, gloves, or mittens, and heavy coats.
Of course, children without boots and snow pants will still join their classmates outside, however, they must remain on the paved areas of the playground and out of the snow.
This is also a good time to remind families that, should you find yourself unable to get these outdoor items for your child(ren), we urge you to contact Tami Mazzella, our school counselor for assistance. If you are like me, and you have several pairs of boots and snow pants at home that no longer fit, feel free to send them to school and they will be donated to someone who needs them!