Finley Elementary School
213504 E. Cougar Rd.
Kennewick, WA 99337
Principal: Pam Kinne
Secretaries: Hidalia Garcia & Diane Nessen
Winter time play!
Did you know that recess is just as important to your child as being in the classroom learning the academics? Kids learn sportsmanship, the increased blood flow from playing actually helps with their cognitive processing skills in the classroom, and it promotes social and emotional learning with peers.
As the weather gets colder, kids will still be having outdoor recess, even if there is rain or snow. The rule of thumb we go by is kids are outside unless the temperature is 17 degrees or less or if the wind-chill makes it feel 17 degrees or less. So please make sure your kids have what they need to be warm and comfortable outside.
During the winter, we end up with numerous hats, gloves, and mittens in the lost and found. If you could try and label those items and your child’s coats with their initials, we will be able to return them to their owner.
On those rare occasions we do have indoor recess, morning recess is usually a movie in the gym, for lunch we take advantage of available rooms such as the gym or empty classrooms, and for afternoon recess we have stations set up in the cafeteria, gym, and hallways.
Your child’s health and safety is just as important to me and the staff here at Finley Elementary as it is to you. We all want what’s best for your child. Sometimes we may have different ideas on how to accomplish that but the ultimate goal is the same; for your child to be in an atmosphere where they can learn and have fun without worry.
If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me. I can’t address the problem if I don’t know what it is.
I wish you a wonderful and safe winter break.
See you in the halls,