East Broadway Elementary School: A Message From The Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

It is hard to believe that April is here. I want to take this opportunity to remind you that there is still much work to be done at school. Many students have begun to have spring fever and it is affecting their lunchtime and bus behavior. I ask that you have conversations with your children at home about proper school behavior. We are trying to instill a "no touch" policy and we need your help to enforce it. We ask that you support us in telling your child that if he or she is being bother ed by another student he/she should go directly to an adult for assistance prior to any form of retaliation. In this way, we can determine the origin of the conflict. Students found acting inappropriately will receive a strike for their poor choices. Students receiving three strikes will lose a privilege.

Spend some time over the spring break teaching your children some of the old time favorite games such as hop scotch, box ball, basketball and kickball. Many children are not aware of the rules of these games and that sometimes is the catalyst for many tears during recess.

Please be reminded that our third, fourth, and fifth grade students are taking their New York State ELA on April 1, 2, and 3. The New York State Math exam will be April 30, May 1 and May 2. The children have been working hard during the day to learn the skills necessary to become proficient readers, writers and math students. Children perform best when they get a good night’s rest before coming to school. For many, eating a good, healthy breakfast in the morning helps prepare them. Students are reminded to bring three, number two, sharpened pencils on their testing days.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy spring holiday season.

Respectfully yours,

Yours with East Broadway Pride,
Jeanmarie Wink