I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. It was absolutely great to see so many families and teachers at our LT Community Thanksgiving. Also, thanks to the PTO and parent volunteers that helped put the event together. I feel it was a special night for all in attendance and a tradition we will now need to continue!
LT Book Wonderland:
On Dec 20-21, Ludlow-Taylor's library will be hosting a Book Wonderland--a celebration and opportunity for each child to take home a book of their own, at no cost. Ms. Burton, our librarian, is already collecting books, but we could use family help. If you are able, please drop off new (or like-new) books at L-T between now and December 9. Books will be sorted so that children can take home a book suited to their own level. Thank you! Questions? Please contact Ms. Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this point, we are waiting for the final design after we submitted community feedback from the initial design and for funds to clear though City Council for construction to begin on the new playground. We have yet to hear of a concrete a start date, but hopefully this warmer weather will allow for construction prior to 2017.
Outdoor Recess in the Cold:
As a general DCPS policy, students are not sent outside for recess if the temperature is below freezing. With that being said, we will send students out above 32 degrees, so please be sure to pack your kiddos with hats, gloves and coats. If any extra winter apparel is needed, please let me know personally or contact our social worker, Mrs. Frazier, at Nicole.Frazier@dc.gov.
We have a few students with severe peanut allergies around school. This has been communicated in classrooms that might have these concerns, but as the holiday season approaches and snacks are shared, please be sure to include any notes regarding ingredients that could cause reactions.
Community of Giving Campaign:
We have kicked off our Community of Giving Campaign. As a little more background, the DCPS budget alone is not enough to achieve the world-class education we seek for our students. There is much more we could be offering our children and their teachers with your support—improved technology, more field trips, exciting relevant books in all classrooms, a wider variety of learning materials and adequate supplies. To donate, please visit our website at ludlowtaylor.org or contact a member of the PTO.
Please reach out with any questions and/or feedback.