Principal's Message

John Mendes



Dear K-3 Parents,

It is that time of year when we need to prepare our students for outdoor play during colder temperatures and snowy conditions at recess time.  The general rule is that recess is outdoors unless the temperature drops below 20 degrees or the feels like temperature taking into account the wind chill drops below 20 degrees.  This means hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat are needed.  When there is snow on the ground, children need boots and a change of footwear to use in school.  Little feet that are in boots all day, sweat too much.  When children are uncomfortable; they are not learning to their full potential!  Also, boots are not optimal for the gym floor and could potentially lead to an injury. If boots are forgotten, your child will be asked to stay out of the snowy/wet areas on the playground.

            Along the same lines, students who come to school are expected to go outside for recess when the weather allows.  We do not have staffing to supervise individual students inside when all other students are outside.  All students should be prepared for outdoor recess at all times. 

Thank you for assisting us in making sure that our students are comfortable and warm during this time of year. Parents please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. 


John Mendes / Principal