As you are probably already aware, Field Day has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 13. The weather does not look great this week, so here are a few helpful reminders when dressing your child for a fun day:
1. Wear socks and sneakers (old ones if at all possible) it will most likely be mucky on the fields.
2. Have your child bring a sweatshirt that they can tie around their waist. We know Nahant is always 10 degrees cooler than other places on the North Shore.
3. Still put on sunscreen – we learned during our Sun Smart presentation that even cloudy days can give us UV rays.
For those you who this is your first Johnson School Field Day, let me tell you it is very well run and a great time had by all. My first year here, I was nervous to let my babies go off to all different teams. However, after seeing field day in action, now I know that these Kindergartners, who came in so little in the Fall, are big kids who can handle working with other adults and older kids. We also make sure that each 6th grade buddy is with their little buddy, which helps to ensure a great day.
Hello on this very HOT weekend. Summer is upon us, though we still have a few weeks to go. 🙂 We tried to stay cool as best we could on Friday and spent the day doing projects with our 6th grade buddies and making our last calendars for the year – June! Luckily it looks like it will cool down by Monday.
Yesterday, after school, was our faculty retirement celebration for Mrs. Dunion (6th grade) and Mrs. Beebe (Art). It was truly a wonderful time and enjoyed by all who attended; especially by our guests of honors and their families. They are both special teachers who leave an enduring legacy.
During our presentations to the retirees, I led everyone in saying our school credo (for lack of a better term) because I think it encompasses the true essence of our little school:
“No matter where I wander, no matter where I’ll be, I’ll always have my memories of my school by the sea.”
At the party I met the teacher who actually wrote this saying back in the ’80s. She loved that it was still used and appreciated. Driving over the causeway last night, I found myself just smiling because of all the love for the Johnson School coming from that dedicated group of people.
The Johnson School is a wonderful little school by the sea. I am a lucky gal to get to be there every day with your children. As we wind down another year, I look forward to enjoying the next two and a half weeks with our class. If there is anything I can do to help you in the next couple of weeks or over the summer, never hesitate to email or call.
Thanks for all you do-
Ms. Purdin 🙂