Blue Ridge Primary School

Home of the Mountain Lion Cubs

175 Lowery Lane

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone:  304-724-3300
Fax:  304-724-3307

Nicole Shaffer, Principal




    Ahhh!  The month of love.....groundhogs, snowmen, and 100 days of school!  This year, our February will have a Sadie Hawkins' Day since it has 29 days.  Girls, get ready!  I challenge all of you to investigate the traditional Sadie Hawkins day of our WV mountain culture.


    We also ask that all of you take note of your child's classroom lists for Valentines.  Those on our school website, although you may want to make sure that your child's classroom hasn't lost any students or added any since the lists were made.


    Our school is also busy creating our multiculture snowman and we will have our competition the second week of February.  Keep in touch for those creations and our winners.


    Many classes will be starting their countdown to spring as we look into the groundhogs' predictions.   Basically, we will discover that if the groundhog sees his shadow we will have 6 more long weeks of winter.  If he doesn't, we will only have to wait 6 more weeks till spring.  LOL!  This tradition of groundhog's day comes to us from our European history of Candlemas Day.  This eventually became to recognize the hedgehog, but when our settlers came to America, they realized we didn't have hedgehogs so that groundhog gained his fame.  And here you thought the groundhog had some magical power!


    Students will see midterms the end of the second week of February, assuming the snow holds off.  As we recover from the snowmagedon, please bare patience as appointments and conferences are rescheduled.   We are working very hard to catch up items as fast as we can.  Let us hope that Old Man Winter decided to hit us in one large sweep and save us from additional snowy weather.  As it is, we will already be making up some of our snow days in June as our end date has extended.


    Also please note that due to the snow storm and the week we were out of school due to it, we will not have any mini-spring breaks in February as originally planned on the county calendar.


    Meanwhile, let February act as a reminder that loved ones are the true treasures of the earth as we all work to keep warm, safe, and content!




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