Even though we have had unusually
warm weather the past few weeks it’s still hard to believe that March is here
already and spring is just around the corner.
I would like to take this
opportunity to ask that all parents review our parking lot procedures. Please share these guidelines with any person
that might be dropping off or picking up students at Bower (grandparents, older
siblings, babysitters, etc.).
General Parking Lot Rules
· Cell Phone usage is prohibited while operating a
vehicle within school zones as well as our parking lot. If you must use one it needs to be
· Our parking lot is a NO IDLING ZONE. If you arrive early to school to drop off or
pick up you are asked to shut your car off until the lines are moving.
· If you must get out of your car and park…Do NOT
cross in between the cars that are dropping off or picking up children. This also slows the line. You need to use the designated crosswalk
area. Students are to be accompanied
across the crosswalk to the sidewalk by an adult.
· The handicap parking spots are to be used ONLY
if your car has a handicap placard. No
Parking Lot Guidelines – Morning
Drop off (starting at 9:00 a.m.)
· Be sure your student is ready to exit the car:
coat on, backpack, lunch and any additional items within reach.
· Refrain from exiting your car to let your child
out. The teachers standing outside are
more than happy to help open your door if you need them to. Getting out, going around or walking your
student around to the other side of your car then getting back in slows up the
· Your student may be dropped off at any point on
the sidewalk. We ask that all cars pull
up as far as possible to the crosswalk no matter what grade level your student
is. Starting this coming week there will
be a large cone placed where the student drop off area begins. It does not matter what grade your student is
in Kindergarten through 5th grade may be dropped off at any point along the
designated drop off area. The designated
drop off area is between the cone and the crosswalk. Students know where to walk to line up at and
if they don’t the teachers will direct them.
Just remind them to stay on the other side of the yellow line…a rule they
follow during the school day as well if on those sidewalks.
Parking Guidelines – After School
· Please remind your student to be paying
attention for your arrival of your car and to be listening to the staff outside
assisting during the pickup process.
Thursday, March 2nd / Report Cards
Friday, March 3rd / No School –
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March
31st / No School - Spring Break
I hope all of you are able to enjoy
the extended weekend this week and students come to school next Monday well
rested and ready for a full week of school.
I would also like to thank all of
our Bower families and our staff members for being so generous with their time
and talents. Everyone is invested in the
growth and success of all our children.
Within the Bower community, we all work together “inspiring within
everyone a passion to excel”.
Thank you for your commitment to
all our children.