Dear G.C. Hartman Elementary Families,

Welcome to November! It is the official start of the holidays and brings all of us thoughts of remembered family celebrations and traditions that we now share with our own children. As you know all to well, November also rushes by with astonishing speed, particularly at school. With the month of November comes the chill of fall weather. With the cooler temperatures, we ask that you please remind and encourage your children to dress appropriately for the weather.

Our annual Hartman Harvest Festival was a huge success and it was wonderful to see students, parents and staff members make this opportunity available for our children.  Their smiles and excitement made it obvious that they really enjoyed the games, activities and snacks. Thank you again to HART and the many volunteers who worked so hard to make this year’s Festival a possibility and such a huge success.

It is hard to believe that our first marking period has come to an end.  Throughout the first few months of school, I have enjoyed greeting your children as they come to school, being in their classrooms, seeing them in the hallways and cafeteria and other school activities throughout the day.  It has been a wonderful way to spend my day.

As November is often a month to reflect on what we are thankful for, I know that I speak on behalf of the entire staff when I say that we are thankful for the opportunity to work with your children and all the families in the Southern Columbia community. Our school is very fortunate to have such a strong parent/teacher partnership.

We wish you and your family a wonderful month of November and start of the holiday season.

Have a grrrrr-eat month!

Mr. Fetterman