Principal’s Letter

Dear Zervas Families,

My favorite sound is children’s laughter, which I why I always thoroughly enjoy our annual Halloween Family Dance. I thought that last Friday’s night dance was the best one yet, but Michele Miller and Elyssa Freedman, the two parents who make it happen, tell me that I say that every year. Thanks to everyone who made it great.

New England weather is surprising at best, and it surprised us again with snow before Halloween. Now that it is heating season, we are dependent on our cranky heating system to provide us with warmth. It usually works just fine, but sometimes it can be cold in the morning as it heats up the school after a chilly evening, and then it can get quite hot by the afternoon in some parts of the school in the afternoon as it works hard to keep our colder spots comfortable. This means that students should be prepared to add or subtract pieces of clothing as the temperature varies. Please dress your child in layers so he or she can adjust their clothing with the temperature changes. Also, please label your coats and jackets so they can be returned to your child when they are left on the playground or in the gym. Our lost and found grows voluminously at this time of year, so please check it frequently.

Construction of our two new modulars will begin this week. Equipment will be brought in on Thursday afternoon and a construction fence will surround the area to keep students safe. The modulars will be placed at the end of the kindergarten/first grade wing, which means that door will temporarily blocked off until construction is finished. First graders will be dismissed from the same door as kindergartners for the next couple of months. The modulars should be completed by the end of December. The modulars will give us much needed space for our special education and remedial programs, and will be available as extra classroom space if needed in the future. During construction, as much as possible, we will ensure that noise will not adversely affect learning, and that our students will be safe at all times.

I hope to see many of you at this weekend’s Destination Dinner, another of my favorite Zervas events.


Steve Griffin

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