LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #6

General
Much Ado About Nothing: Come one, come all! Logos Varsity Drama is proud to present “Much Ado About Nothing.” You won’t want to miss this Western take on Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy! Thurs, Oct 10th and Fri, Oct 11th at 7pm, and Sat, Oct 12th at 1:00 (JV) and 4:30. Secondary students get one free show! Tickets at the door: $10 adult, $5 student/senior, $30 family max.

Elementary
Mrs. Anita Merkle: Many of you are aware that Mrs. Merkle (our beloved kindergarten teacher) has been ill over the last few weeks. She thought she was making progress and then needed to head home to recover more last week. At this point, it looks like she is going to need a significant period of rest before she is back to 100% and she has asked to retire from teaching mid-year. While we will miss her greatly, we are very thankful for the way that her colleagues at the Nazarene campus have stepped in to sub for her and we are grateful to report that Mrs. Amy Snell has been hired to teach Mrs. Merkle’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Lauren McMurray has been hired to teach Mrs. Snell’s M/W/F Preschool class (as well as keeping her own T/Th class) for the duration of the year. Please accept our apologies for the disruption, and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Families will be conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences with their child’s “new” teacher during the last week of October.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Families with three or more students in the elementary should have received an email last week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and didn’t receive an email, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up this Friday.

5th Grade Play: This Friday morning Mr. Kohl’s 5th graders will be performing a play. The show will open in the gym at 8:35 with a short recitation by Mrs. Wilson’s 2nd grade class. All are welcome!

Elementary Romance
Each year I make a point of speaking to the 2nd – 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. This week I’ve been stopping 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 romantic affection are not permitted at school or school activities.” My interpretation of a public display of romantic 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 2nd – 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.

Cheers!

Matt Whitling