Principal Message

Kathy Weymiller, Principal at Custer

Hello Custer Community,

Can you believe it? Winter and the holiday season are already in sight!

Veteran's Day – Thank you to all of our families who serve in the military. We are truly grateful for your service and will be honoring you all month at Custer. Kim Corvin, our STEAM teacher, is facilitating our official Veteran's Day observance at Custer through visual and vocal arts. Stay tuned!

Important Dates in November

November 2 - Election Day
November 4 - Picture Day
November 7 - Daylight savings time ends - "Fall back" one hour
November 10 – No Late Start!
November 11 - No School for Veterans Day
November 17 - 19 Conferences, Early Release* at 11:40 AM
November 24 - Early Release* at 11:40 AM
November 25 - 26 No School
*On our early release days, we will still be serving breakfast and lunch.

Conferences

We look forward to partnering with our families during our conferences. Conferences will be Nov. 17th, 18th, and 19th. We will be having them virtually (no in person) and are striving for conferencing with 100% of our families! You will receive a flyer inviting you to schedule your conference. Students will be released at 11:40 am each day of conferences.

Recess (encore presentation!)

Recess is a time during the school day students look forward to with great enthusiasm. However, we are noticing that some students are having challenges playing well with their peers, which sometimes results in mean words being said, unsportsmanlike behavior or hitting.

We are also noticing that a new television series on Netflix "Squid Game" is beginning to impact students on the playground. Some students are engaging in playing games and then telling students who lose the game that bad things may happen to them.

We value recess and the time for students to engage with others and build friendships. Working together, we can ensure students are enjoying recess.

We appreciate your support by talking with your student about the importance of positive play at recess and tips for resolving conflict with others. Below are some resources that might be helpful.

Here at Custer, we will continue to talk with students about the Cougar way and build a strong student culture.

If the upcoming holidays represent a stressor for your family, please reach out to us for support at 253-583-5230. We can connect you with food and community resources.