What do you think about this note that came home from the elementary school principal this week?
This letter is to inform you of a situation that occurred today and ask you for your help in preventing future incidents. Today, one of our students brought a toy pistol to school. This toy pistol was brought in the child's backpack and shown to a limited number of students before school started this morning. The situation was brought to the attention of our staff immediately and handled very seriously.
ALthough this situation never put any child or adult in danger, it did remind us all of the need to talk to children about their responsibility in keeping school safe. Please take this opportunity to reinforce with your child that weapons, real ones and toy ones, are not allowed on school grounds. Children, very innocently at times, bring toys to school that you may allow at home but are not appropriate at school. Being very clear about policy with your child will help prevent situations at school that take time away from teaching and learning. Additional information in the handbook ... yadda yadda yadda ...
And NO, it wasn't my kid. I know that's what you're thinking! : )