Dear Ward School Parents &
I’m sure as members of the Ward
clan you join me in welcoming the spring-like weather that has finally
arrived. It is wonderful to see our
children enjoying the outdoors at recess time again.
This year along with Spring
Fever, we have had the arrival of Pokémon Fever. I see a great number of our children playing
with these trading cards both inside the cafeteria and outside at recess. Unfortunately, sometimes these cards are lost
or misplaced, develop legs and walk away,
or are the center of disagreements over whether they were actually traded or
not. My initial thought was to not allow
children to bring them to school. As I
continued to reflect on recess, the realization that not all children wish to
engage in a physical activity (football, jumping rope, kickball, etc.) became
With this in mind, I have decided
the children may continue to bring Pokémon Cards to school. The cards may only leave a child’s backpack
during lunch/recess, but if they are lost or go missing, the school will take
no responsibility. Please talk to your
children about their accountability should they bring Pokémon Cards to
school. Additionally, please discuss
with your children alternate activities to engage in at recess.
Thank you for your continued
support and cooperation.
Franco J. Miele