ATTENDANCE POLICY

We feel good attendance is very important in preparing Paul Bunyan Elementary children for their next year in school. Because kindergarten and K-1 students only have school every other day, it is especially important for them to be in school. Like all other elementary schools in I.S.D.#31, Paul Bunyan Elementary falls under the guidelines of the newly adopted Elementary Attendance Policy.


Thank You !

Again, a big thank you to all the parents who have been spending time at Paul Bunyan Elementary. We are very thankful to all who can help. We still continue, however, to have a need for school volunteers. If you are available to help at any time we could use your help in such areas as:

*Playground supervision
*Classroom assistants
*Cafeteria Supervision


PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILDREN OFF AT THE SCHOOL UNTIL 8:05. WE DO NOT HAVE STAFF AVAILABLE TO SUPERVISE THEM UNTIL THAT TIME!



PLAYGROUND SAFETY:

Parents are asked to help reinforce the importance of playing safely on the playground. The children know they are not to throw objects (sand, chips, snowballs, etc.) on the playground or act in a way which could case injury to themselves or someone else. Imitating the jumps and kicks of cartoon characters like the "Power Rangers," for example, can lead to unintended bumps and bruises. We at Paul Bunyan Elementary teach the importance of respecting the "personal space" of others. You can help at home by reminding your child that hands and feet are not for hitting - even in play

ATTENTION


All of the children were weighed and measured on April 18th and 19th. This has been another great year for the students at Paul Bunyan. In addition to gaining a lot of knowledge, some of the children have grown as much as two to three inches from the beginning of the year. We are really impressed by the growth and development displayed by all the children. We are also grateful to those parents who volunteered their time to help out with this project.


A COUPLE OF
SAFETY CONCERNS

WEAPONS: State law prohibits students from possessing a weapon (including look-alike firearms) within 300 feet of school property. Building principals are required to refer students who are not in compliance to the district Violence Review Board. At a time of year when pen knives, Swiss Army knives, etc. might be given as gifts to older children, younger children might be tempted to bring them to school for such things as, "show and tell." Be sure to check pockets for these items before your child gets on the bus.