This past week I was able to contribute an important ingredient to our school compost program. As many of you know, Lindsey Putnam is an amazing resource to our school. She takes the lead on organizing and co-teaching the environmental education program (LEEP). As I was heading home last Friday, Lindsey asked if I would be able to bring a bucket of chicken manure to use in our compost system. This was the first time I have ever had this request! I readily complied and am happy to report that my chickens are thrilled to contribute to our composting efforts!
In other news, this was a terrific second week of school. I continue to admire the support and positive energy of students, teachers, and families. If you have not heard, we are working on dismissal to make it a bit safer. There is a lot going on at dismissal time. MCS is fortunate to have many, many families who pick up children. We also have several after school activities, walkers, and bus pick up. A lot happens in a very short amount of time and in a small space.
Here are a few requests to help us keep everyone safe…
1. Please do not park in the bus lane. The bus lane is off limits during morning drop off and afternoon pick up times.
2. Please cross at the cross walks. It is tempting to step out in front of or in between buses. If you are parking at the church, please use the cross walk that is located near the church parking lot.
3. Please let the school know what the after school plans are for your child(ren). We want to make certain that every child makes it safely to his or her destination.
4. Please help monitor your child after in your care. There is a lot going on at the playground.
The MCS dismissal is much different and much less structured than I am accustomed. I take seriously the safety of all 309 MCS students and am finding dismissal to be a stressful part of my day. I am working with the staff to make some adjustments on our end that will make it a safer scene. Thank you for your patience with me as I adjust to my new surroundings!