Families of John Hay,
The tragic loss of lives in the latest school shooting has, once again, shown how much work still needs to be done to keep our schools safe. John Hay staff and families are committed to doing all we can to prevent additional tragedies in our schools.
The school board approved a resolution calling for lawmakers to increase student safety. There are events around the country that allow a show of support for safe schools and reasonable gun laws. One of these events is scheduled for March 14th. National organizers are calling for 17 minutes of action to commemorate the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida.
Our school has chosen to install a school-wide art project on our playground fence that will be a reminder of the importance of showing kindness and caring toward each other. Each student and adult has been given a paper heart to draw on or write their wish for all students. At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14th, we will go outside and we will sing, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” and then we will attach the hearts to the fence that encircles the playground.
If you would like to participate and help attach the hearts, you are welcome to join, just give yourself time to check-in at the office and be outside by 10:00.
We love John Hay!
Tami R.Beach, M.EDLF
John Hay Elementary