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DSC_2291September, 2013

School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent

In preparation for a new school year, the summer months gave us an opportunity to do some “spring cleaning” and maintenance at the school.  The following is a list of some of the tasks we completed over the summer:  Alarm, Boiler, and Elevator Inspections; Re-finished Gymnasium Floor; Sealed Parking Lot; Removed Two Chimneys, Replaced Shingles, and Installed Roof Ventilation; Waxed Tile Floors; Steam Cleaned Carpets and Rugs; Trimmed Trees;  Added Playground Mulch;  Upgraded Phone and Public Address Systems;  and Painted Where Needed.

We begin this school year with 10 children in pre-kindergarten, 44 in kindergarten through grade six, and 24 in grades seven through twelve, for a total of 78 students.  This year’s motto is, “Soaring to Success,” and we look forward to another successful school year.

For a school and community our size, our students have many opportunities to find success.  The following are some of the clubs, sports, and activities available to our students:   Academic Challenge, Music Performances, Post Secondary Educational Option Courses, Computer Club, Fishing, Archery, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Student Government, Environmental Club, Community Service Work, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Murder Mystery, Robotics, and PiB Fine Arts Council Drama Performances.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presents itself to our students during the first two weeks of school:  The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration.  Our students look forward to participating in many of the events and activities planned for this special occasion.

Parents are encouraged to attend the Put-in-Bay School Open House on Wednesday, September 4th from 3:15 to 4:45.  This is an opportunity to meet the teachers and hear about the academic goals for the year.  Refreshments will be provided, along with free babysitting.

Here are some important dates to consider when making appointments and travel plans this coming year:

August 30                               Early Dismissal

September 2                         Labor Day – No School

October 14                            Appointment Day – No School

November 27-29                  Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 20                        Early Dismissal

December 23 – Jan 1           Christmas Break – No School

February 7                             Early Dismissal

February 10-14                     Winter Break – No School

April 11                                  Early Dismissal

April 14-18                            Spring Break – No School

May 23                                   Early Dismissal

May 26                                   Memorial Day – No School

June 5                                     Early Dismissal (Last Day of School)

June 6                                     Graduation

The dates for Picture Day, Evacuation and Lock-down Drills, and Health Department Screenings scheduled for September were not available when this article was submitted, but will be made available to parents by the second week of school.

Don’t forget to check our website, www.put-in-bay.k12.oh.us for the latest school announcements.