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    Principal's Communications

    September 29, 2017

    Hello Wedgwood Families,

    This morning, our staff and students practiced an earthquake drill.  Over the intercom, I reviewed the concept of DROP, COVER, and HOLD.  Here is part of my announcement to students and please consider using similar language when talking with your child about earthquake preparedness. 

    • DROP means drop straight to the ground and away from heavy objects and glass or windows, and if there is a table or desk around you, get under it.  If you cannot get under a table or desk, then get close to a wall. 

    • COVER means place one arm over the back of your head and neck.

    • HOLD means hold on to the legs of the table or desk with your other arm so the table or desk won't move away from you during ground shaking.

    October is Walk to School Month and your child will be bringing home a walking log to use during Walktober!  On Wednesday, October 4th, it will be Walk to School Day and there will be a table in front of the school for students to check in and celebrate walking to school.  The first 50 students to check in on October 4th will receive a prize!

    In October, I plan to start monthly Principal Coffee meetings.  These will be informal meetings that will take place in the Wedgwood cafeteria from 8:00-9:00 am.  I will also plan a few afternoon and evening Principal Coffee meetings throughout the school year and I will also send out a survey so you can give feedback on what is going well at Wedgwood and what can be improved.  More information about the Principal Coffee meetings will be coming soon. 

    On Monday and Friday mornings, we have morning announcements.  One of the things we do during morning announcements is celebrate the good work of our students!  Last week, there were 25 Marmot Cards turned into the office and I announced all the students who earned one.  This week, 55 Marmot Cards were turned in and I announced 7 Marmot Cards over the intercom, and Christy Smith (Assistant Principal) and I delivered and celebrated the remaining cards with the students in their classrooms.  Example Marmot Cards are included below and, if your child brings one home, then please take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate!

    Thank you for supporting Wedgwood!  Go Marmots!


    Steve Liu


    Mighty Marmot Cards