LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #7
Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 10th, and Secondary (7th-9th) selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 17th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26): This year we are scheduling conferences online. Families with three or more students in the elementary were given an opportunity to sign up last week. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up this week. An email will come out tomorrow.
Grandparents’ Day: The date for Grandparents’ Day has been moved to May 3 due to a conflict with our spring track schedule. More details will be coming.
Each year I make a point of speaking to the 3rd – 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 past week I’ve stopped 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 3rd – 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 these 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 (in the elementary and secondary). 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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