This is a time when all students, staff and council members at our school put extra focus on sharing information about keeping our children safe. This is a week that reminds us all that we all have busy lives, but the safety of all our children comes first.
We have a dedicated Traffic Safety Committee that is dedicated to this cause. They would like to know what your safety concerns are around the school and at your community bus stops. Send emails to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, we would like highlight your family’s routine. There are THREE attachments, designed for a quick review, to help you find ways to make the start and end of your day easier and safer:
Give Yourself Five – Traffic Safety has been an ongoing concern around our school. Our hope is that with this week, every single family sits together to discuss how their pick-up and drop-off routines are working for them and if they are safe for everyone. See the attached “Give Yourself Five” file for ideas on how to keep your routine stress-free and safe.
Change for the Better Contest – Each family is encouraged to make one change in their routine for safety’s sake. See the pledge form for details. Once you’ve chosen your action, commit to doing it for 5 days. Fill out the form, put it on your dashboard as a reminder. When you’ve fulfilled your 5-day commitment, submit your form to the office as an entry for our Contest Draw. At the end of the month, one family will win a gift certificate to Sport Check (maybe a new helmet for biking to school, or some warm accessories for that morning walk to the playground), and you have a better, safer routine permanently.
Traffic Signs – Do you really know what all of them mean? You might be surprised. Have a quick peak at the attached “Signs” file, to review 3 road signs around our school, and they what they really mean.
Thank you for your diligence in choosing safety over convenience, and making a change for the better.