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Welcoming in the New School Year

Mrs. Saunders

The school year is off to a great start! Our students are happy and busy—they have been practicing school rules and procedures, along with their academic learning.
As you know, Porter Ridge Elementary has a zero tolerance policy on bullying as outlined in the Student Manual. Nan Saunders, the school counselor, will be meeting with 3-4-5 students in the next few weeks to discuss bullying and practice ways of handling it. We have a “Bully Box” in the Media Center so that students can report incidents in a confidential manner, and of course they can always talk privately with any staff member. We are encouraging students to speak up when they see something harmful happening.
This year we will also be continuing our “Bookbags of Love” partnership with Idlewild Baptist Church. Needy students will carry food for the weekend home in an extra bookbag. Please call Nan Saunders at 704.289.1965 if you would like to be considered for the program—we will be starting soon.
If your child is feeling worried about school or not making a good adjustment in their new classroom, please let us know. We want to help every student have a wonderful and productive year!

Written by: Angela Gaio
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 by Angela Gaio

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