Traffic and Parking Lot
At Garden Gate, student safety is our first priority. Please follow these simple rules to ensurestudent safety: When dropping off or picking up your child at school, always do so along the curb. Do not allow your child to get out of the car in the parking lot alone and attempt to walk across the lot.When dropping off or picking up, always pull as far forward as possible. Please note that the curb is a "no parkinganytime" zone. Drivers must remain in their vehicles. Drivers who leave their vehicles unattended along the curbcould be ticketed by the Cupertino Sheriff's Department.Always cross at a cross walk. Hold your child's hand, and teach your child to always look both ways. Avoid getting stuck in traffic. Leave home early to make sure your child arrives to school on time. Studentsmay be on campus at 7:45 am. Consider parking in the neighborhood and walking onto campus with your child(walk on the sidewalk, use cross walks).
What is the Meaning of Veteran’s Day
On November 11, we commemorate Veteran’s Day, originally called Armistice Day.It is a day to honor war and military veterans. It originally commemorated the Germansigning of an armistice to end World War 1.Despite the United State's short involvement in the war, over 116,000 soldiers werekilled. On October 4, 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II appealed to President Woodrow Wilsonfor an armistice to end the war. As part of the truce, Wilson also wanted Wilhelm toabdicate his throne and replace the German government with a democracy. Over thenext few days, the allies sided with Wilson resulting in a truce. On November 9, 1918,Wilhelm fled Germany and on November 11, the armistice was signed by the alliesand the new German government.Tombs of unknown soldiers were erected by France, Britain, and the United States torecognize the service and bravery of our soldiers. In France, the grave is beneath theArc de Triomphe. In Britain, it is in Westminster Abbey, and in the United States, thetomb is in Arlington National Cemetery. After World War II, a movement began tochange the holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day. It was signed into law byPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 1, 1954. Veteran’s Day is always observed on November 11.
Do you wonder how to connect better with your children? Do you wonder what matters to them, and how you can assist them togrow up to be healthy, caring and responsible citizens? I encourage you to try a "propeller" - a question intended to sparkconversations with your children. Try it around the dinner table tonight!
This week's propeller: When a lot of other people have something, do you tend to want to buy it as well?Why or why not?