Message from Mr. Di Mundo 2.11.18
Posted by Jenny Freudenberg on 2/11/2018
Hello, Glenoaks Families!
I have to go on a Mr. Di Mundo Principal rant to start things off here. Please be respectful of our neighbors! Last week a parent parked in a red zone, in front of a fire hydrant, and blocking a portion of somebody's driveway. Trying to leave to get to a medical appointment, the neighbor was unable to get their car out for nearly 15 minutes. Another parent parked across the street in somebody's driveway blocking the entire sidewalk and walked across the street outside of the crosswalk to get their student. On Friday alone I watched 3 illegal u-turns happen in or near the crosswalk and then watched another car drive directly over a green cone and drag it all the way down the street - despite the fact that the crossing guard and I were both motioning for the car to stop. If it were only these few incidents, I would not be taking the time on a callout to say something. These types of moves and decisions are illegal, disrespectful to the people who are a part of our community, and most important of all, they create very dangerous situations. They have also been happening more frequently.
Please...allow time to patiently wait in line and load your students while in the cone zone. Better yet, park up or down the street and walk to pick your student up in person. This is a great time to chat with other families, say hello to me and Mrs. Stubbs, and it is also much more peaceful than waiting in a line of cars. If you are having one of those days and you're running late or stuck in traffic, I get it...it's stressful...especially if you have to be someplace. Don't make decisions, however, that endanger others and add to their stress.
My next topic is not a rant, but more of a public service announcement! Do what you can to stop spreading germs! While you're at school, or anywhere for that matter, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough but not with your hands! Cover your mouth with your arm! In my house we say cover like a vampire because it looks like you're pulling your cape over your face. Go ahead - try it right now. Cough into the crook of your arm...see? You stopped your germs from spreading as much AND your hands are still clean! Speaking of which, wash your hands every time after using the bathroom, or blowing your nose and before you eat. The last way I'll recommend to help stop spreading germs is to stay home if you are sick - especially if you have a fever. A general rule is to not come back to school until you have gone 24 hours without a fever. We need our students at school, but not if they're sick!
Calling all girls in 3rd-6th grade! Girls on the Run is happening soon! If you haven't done this yet, you are missing out! This group is a great chance for girls to have a blast together, exercise, and become emotionally stronger than before. You do NOT have to be a good runner at all - this program is about so much more! Go to www.gotrla.org to learn more an sign up.
I have a chorus reminder - this week only chorus is going back to Tuesday morning at 7:20 because of a scheduling conflict. Next week, chorus will resume on Wednesdays.
Remember - no school tomorrow OR next Monday! And orchestra students - leave your instruments home but keep practicing!
That's it for announcements so now it's time for our question of the week: Besides being one of the fastest base runners in Dodger history, what was Jackie Robinson also famous for accomplishing? Get your answer written on a piece of paper along with your name and room number and bring it down to the office.
Well that's all I've got so as always, I'd like to remind you all: Don't just fly...SOAR!
Mr. Di Mundo