Dear Moran Families,
I want to thank everyone from students and staff to families who have given me such a warm welcome to Moran. This is such a fantastic school, and I have absolutely enjoyed my time here. Mr. Anglin continues to progress in his rehabilitation, however, we have not confirmed a return date to school. Everyone misses him and anxiously awaits his return. This is a busy time of year! Please note the following items providing information for the upcoming months:
Food Drive: Moran is still collecting food for its annual food drive. We will accept non-perishable food items through this Friday, December 8th. Care packages will be created and available to families in the Moran community in need of assistance this year. Please consider donating if you have not. It’s a wonderful lesson to teach our children to give back to those in need.
Holiday Bazaar: Mark your calendars for this Saturday, Dec. 9th! Our PTA will be hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9-3 pm. Please come and experience all the 70+ vendors have to offer from crafts to baked goods!
Parents’ Night Out, Kids Night In: Information was sent home for this event to be held Friday, Dec. 15th from 6-9:45 pm. Cost is $10 per child, $25 for a family of 3 or more. Registration is due Monday, Dec. 11th!
Winter Weather: Cold weather is on its way! Please make sure you are sending your child to school dressed for outside recess. Students will go outside if the temperature is at least Zero degrees with the wind chill. Winter coats, hats, and gloves are essential. When the snow comes, students must have snow boots and snow pants if they want to leave the black top areas. If you need assistance in providing any winter items for your child, please contact the office or your child’s teacher. We have a supply of clean, gently used winter wear to choose from.
Absences: We want all children at school every day, on time. We understand that people get sick. In the event your children cannot come to school, please call the office by 8:40 am to report the absence. Otherwise, they will be marked unexcused. If you arrive later than 8:35 am, you must park in the front lot and sign your children in at the office. All students are expected to be in their seats, ready to begin the day at 8:40 am. The doors open at 8:25 am, so if you bring your children to school, please plan on dropping them off at 8:25 am. This will give them time to get to their coatroom area, hang up their belongings and empty their back packs. When students arrive late, they can feel anxious as they walk in to a class that has already begun. Please make every effort to ensure your children starts each day off right by being on time to school.
Winter Parties: Moran Winter Parties will take place on Friday, December 22nd. If you have been approved by your classroom teacher to attend this party, please make sure you have filled out the correct volunteer forms at the office which includes an approved background check. If this is not on file when you arrive, you will not be allowed back into the learning areas. Thank you for your cooperation as we keep student safety the top priority.
Wednesday, February 7th @ 7:00 p.m., SMS Cafeteria, "Student Internet Safety: St. Joseph Co. Police Officer Eric Tamashasky will present on what parents need to know and do to help keep their children safe online. This is open to all parents across the District and is presented by P-H-M's Forum
Flyers of community events or activities are posted at this link on the district: website:
https://www.phmschools.org/community-events-activities. There is a homepage link off the 11 elementary websites directly to this page. Currently, it is listed in the drop down menu of the middle and Penn websites because of the Penn Showcase banner ad.
Running is Elementary: the date is Monday, April 30th and the Rain Date is Wednesday, May 2 (Rain Date). The event is not listed on the printed District Activity Calendar. It is on the PHM Corporate Google Calendar.
I wish everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season!
Amy Fadorsen, Interim Principal