Happy Holidays! After five fun-filled spirit days, last week concluded with attendance assemblies to encourage strong student attendance. Thank you to FOB for generously providing the raffle prizes, and congratulations to our winners.
As we enjoy break, and the much needed down time for everyone, especially our children, I wanted to be sure to pass along information on a topic that can impact us all. It is critical that we closely monitor what our students are watching and doing on the internet. From our interim counselor, Ms. McCarty:
School breaks typically involve more free time and independence from schedules and agendas than normal during the school year. We know children will spend time with friends and family and possibly have a little more screen time, too. We strongly recommend for parents to continue to monitor their child’s screen time, websites and contact(s) via apps on phones, I-pads, laptops and other technology. We want our families to be aware that parental/guardian supervision is a great deterrent when it comes to inappropriate behaviors, language and participation in so-called challenges that tell children to do things that might be unsafe or submit personal information or photos. Please be sure to check in with your child(ren) by having conversations about cyber safety and what they can do if they feel unsafe, or are contacted by someone they don’t know or is behaving inappropriately. Please know that we are always here to help with ideas and support for our families.
Some helpful web resources are:
School resumes on Monday, January 7th, 2017. And the first LSC meeting of 2019 is Tuesday, January 8th at 7:45. All parents are welcome to attend.
I also want to remind everyone about FOB's Gala on 1/26 at he Emporium Brewery. Tickets can be purchased now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/budlong-after-hours-tickets-52531953487
Have a peaceful and energizing rest of the break. I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous, and #budlongbeautiful new year!
Principal Naomi Nakayama