LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 8

General

Parking Lot Etiquette: Please be sure not to park your car in the left-hand lane of the front parking lot. When cars are left there it keeps others from being able to exit the lot. The upper lot behind the gym is a great place to drop off and pick up kids, and it is usually not as congested as the front.

Next Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter. Encourage your child to finish strong! Friday, October 17, is a teacher work day (no school for students). Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards), participating in some teacher in-service, and preparing for the second quarter.

Dress Uniforms: There will be no dress uniform day this week. No Friday, no ties!

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections will be presented in class and graded on the judge’s sheet this Thursday as a last practice before the real meet.

Volunteers Needed: The 2nd grade class is looking for volunteers to read with a small group of students. There are openings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 AM. Please contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 23rd and 24th in the morning and late afternoon. Sign-up sheets come home to all families this week. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

6th Grade Play: This Thursday the 6th grade will be presenting The Magical Walnut. The assembly will open with a 2nd grade recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

Secondary

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year.

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: We have moved the Secondary Speech Meet to October 31. This should provide an adequate amount of time for the students to memorize and polish their pieces.

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 4th – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance. I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year. My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area. Over the course of the week I’ll stop in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area. First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.” My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow. Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category. The discussion with the 4th – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married. After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry we move on to the application. The short form is that our students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary. I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up. There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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All the best,

Matt Whitling