Principal's Corner


October, November 2013

Dear Peary Polar Bear Families and Community:

It’s hard to believe that the year is almost 25% finished, fall is in the air, and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s been a busy start to the school year, but I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some of the happenings here at Peary Elementary.

First, it has been a privilege for me to have the opportunity to work with the scholars, staff, parents, and community of such an outstanding school. Since my first official day at Peary, my experience has been overwhelmingly positive. I am truly humbled by the warm welcome that I have received since being appointed as your principal. I am proud of the work our staff and scholars do each and every day.

Monthly Polar Bear PRIDE Rise and Shine Assembly
We hosted our first ever monthly Polar Bear PRIDE Rise and Shine Assembly, Thursday, October 3. This assembly is our way of celebrating our scholars of the month who demonstrated PRIDE.  Parents will be notified in writing if their child is a scholar of the month.  We will also recognize birthdays.  The assembly will be held the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:30 am.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Our fall conferences are coming! Mark your calendars for our fall conferences which are scheduled on October 10 & 15, 2013. A more detailed schedule will follow from your child’s teacher which includes the time the teacher has scheduled for you.  If there is a conflict or you are unable to make your scheduled time, please let us know.

Other Reminders
Please review the procedure for drop off and dismissal of scholars in the morning and afternoon.  Also, don’t forget the first Friday of the month is early release day, this month is Oct. 4.  School dismisses scholars at 1:00 pm.  End of 1st quarter is Oct. 16.  Report cards our due out the week of Oct. 28.  Fall Break is Oct. 17-21.  Scholars will return to school on Tuesday, Oct. 22. On Sunday, November 3, Daylight Savings Time ends.  Roll your clocks back 1 hour.  Thanksgiving break is Nov. 27-29.  Scholars will return to school on December 2.  IMPORTANT:  Attendance is crucial for your scholar and their educational goal.  Please make sure your scholar is on time and is present daily. 

As always, the administration and staff at Peary welcomes the opportunity to speak with you in person, by phone, or via email so please feel free to contact us any time.


Tessa Cross

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