I write this with a saddened heart after the events in Newtown, CT on Friday, December 14. The horrific shooting hit very close to home to all parents, students, and educators of elementary buildings. We would like to express our condolences to all the families of Newtown, CT. Sandy Hook Elementary will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout the rest of this school year.
We consider Andrew Schools a safe and positive place for children to attend everyday. Our students safety is the top priority for us each day. We have implemented many measures over the past twelve months that increase security in our building. We will continue to seek out new strategies to ensure that our kids and staff are always safe and secure in our building. We currently have emergency strategies for numerous events and we will continue to review them to make sure they are updated and easily implemented within a moments notice.
We encourage parents to talk with their children about the events on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary. Here are some tips to help you with the conversation:
The holiday season is a special time of year for all of us. Enjoy the time with family and friends. From the Andrew family to yours, we want to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. May 2013 ring in new beginnings and cheer for all.
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