***MS. FLO UPDATE***
In rain, shine, freezing wind, or blistering heat our crossing guards never fail to be there for our kids and us. For the past eight years, Ms. Flo has gotten our 'Grahamwood family' safely to and from school. As most of you are aware, Ms. Flo was struck by a vehicle at dismissal while on duty on Graham. Since that day, she has worked very hard with her doctors and physical therapists to get back to work. You may have seen her recently make some appearances during dismissal pick-up. She wanted to test her endurance, but mostly she wanted to see the kids and families that she has desperately missed. She found out yesterday that she has finally been cleared by her medical team to return to work! November 6, Wednesday, will be Ms. Flo's first day back on the job! She is so excited and we are, too!
The day that she was hit by the truck, the ambulance EMTs cut her uniform and clothing. She has laughed about this but in reality, these uniforms are quite pricey! Because our crossing guards are part-time employees for MPD, they do not have the luxury of worker's compensation if something happens to them on the job. The PTO had planned to reach out to parents and post a 'sign-up genius' to help cover the cost of several items Ms. Flo still needs. We went to Shapiro across from Grahamwood on Summer today to get a detailed list of the clothing, style numbers, prices, etc. so we could get this squared away for Ms. Flo. When the store manager, Bridget, found out who the list was for and the circumstances around why we were there, she paused, looked up and said, "We love Ms. Flo! Tell ya' what....we would like to take care of this for her. Tell her to come on in and we will have these items set aside for her."
Please be safe and help us welcome Ms. Flo back on the job as a Grahamwood crossing guard on Wednesday, November 6, 2019! And please join us in thanking Shapiro Uniforms for being such a wonderful help to our Grahamwood family!!
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