Letter from Mrs. Ryan
December 17, 2012
Dear Peabody Families,
In light of the recent school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I wanted to provide you with assurances around our safety procedures and some resources for talking with your child about school safety.
Littleton Public Schools continues to place the highest priority on student and school safety. For additional information about school safety, please go to our District homepage at www. littletonpublicschools.net, where you will see details about the preventative measures that we have in place in our schools to address safety.
We started our day at Peabody with a classroom meeting so each teacher could get some sense of how much the children in their classroom know. Teachers have reassured children who asked about school safety and those with additional needs can be seen by our school psychologist or me as a school social worker/principal.
In addition to Peabody’s efforts related to student safety, please know that the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has dedicated extra patrols at schools in our area, focusing especially at the elementary level. The increased patrols will be conducted in an effort to have a subtle, yet noticeable presence around the schools this last week of school before winter break.
With such a tragedy, it is possible that your child may experience a wide range of emotions while dealing with such an overwhelming event. The enclosed resources are intended to support you as you talk with and support your child with such heartbreaking events.
Please feel free to contact me at 303-347-4625 or email@example.com if you are in need of further assistance.
Talking to Kids about School Safety
Talking with Children About School Violence
Talking about Violence - Tips