Wear Blue for Kindness Day

Dear McDonald International Families,

As many of you are aware there is a nationwide call for students to hold a walk-out on Wednesday, March 14, from 10 AM to 10:17AM. The purpose is to call attention to school gun violence.

The Seattle School Board has endorsed participation in the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24. This march does not affect the school day. As much as students, families and staff support safe schools, the walk-out on Wednesday is not a school or district sponsored event.

If your child is planning to participate in the walk-out on Wednesday, please talk to them about safety. The walk-out needs to be student led. Teachers and parents cannot lead them. Teachers will remain in their classrooms and continue to teach those students who are not participating.

We will provide supervision for safety, but all students need to remain on campus in the front yard or playground. If students go off campus or do not return to class at 10:17 they will be marked as an unexcused absence.

Student and school safety is a huge concern for us. We have an active safety committee and practice monthly safety drills. The McDonald PTA Board is recognizing March 14th as “Wear Blue for Kindness Day.” The purpose of this is ” to wear blue, perform random acts of kindness, look out for those who are lonely, and reach out to make new friends.” This is one way we at McDonald International School can recognize the day in an age appropriate way. More details on the “Wear Blue for Kindness Day” will be sent to you from our PTA.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 206-252-2900.

Kathy Jolly
Interim Principal
McDonald International School
 

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