Monday, March 13, 2017

Update 3/13/2017

Good Afternoon,

Our students are working hard to stay awake and our teachers are using many movement breaks today to keep them alert and learning. Daylight Savings Time seems to have the biggest effect on our students, they miss that extra sleep and it's so difficult to go to bed when its still daylight.

Don't forget Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week. You should have received your sign-up genius this past Friday. There is no school next Thursday or Friday.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Update 3/2/2017

Happy March!
Today our younger students celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. Did you know that he was declined by publishers 29 times before they accepted his first book? Talk about perseverance!
As our students persevere through Spring Fever we are reminding them to finish this session strong.
Some reminders:
Literacy Day March 22nd
Parent/Teacher Conferences March 23rd ,24th
Spring Break week of March 27th.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Update Week of 2/21

Good Morning,

Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we had this past weekend, and enjoyed a three day weekend too.
We are busy closing out the end of February and looking forward to March.
March gets very hectic around here! We have Daylight Savings time, Parent/Teacher conferences (look for your sign-up genius), Literacy Day, and then finally Spring Break.
After that the year just flies by, so hold on we are approaching the home stretch.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Update 2/6/2017

What beautiful weather we are expecting this week. Then....I am sure the cold returns. Please make sure students are aware of the forecast as they leave for school each morning. We do go outside if the temperature is at least 20 degrees.

After we return from Spring Break we will begin the Spring assessment cycle. Our PARCC testing will begin on April 4th. Our PTO has graciously offered to provide snacks for the students so look for that sign-up genius. Last year our students and school scored on the Performance level but with low participation. Our school gets flagged for low participation and we, as a school, do use the data for instructional purposes. When students do not test we are missing valuable data. So, please consider having your student take the assessment this year if they opted out last year.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Update 1/20/2017

Happy Friday!

Our students are now back in the groove of learning and have nine days of instruction since our Winter Break.
Reading groupings are going well and students are getting more valuable time with their teachers during each Literacy Block.
Today we had our second Character Assembly of the year. Students in grades K-8 were nominated by their teachers for showing exemplary Respect. Those students are invited to our Board Meeting on February 7th at 6:30 to lead the Pledge. Our students show such great character it is always difficult for the teachers to pick just one, we truly are blesses to work with your children so, thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Update 1/06/2017

Welcome Back!


 We look forward to the beginning of a new semester. Our teachers are ready and excited to see all of the students smiling faces again.

We will begin our new reading ability groups in grades K-5 when students return from Winter Break on Monday. These groups are fluid and not a specific grade level. Students may move from group to group as needed. These new groups will enable teachers to meet the needs of more students.

Have a restful weekend and see you January 9th.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tardies/Winter Carnival

Good Morning All,

Don't forget, tomorrow is the Winter Carnival from 10-3. We still need volunteers for the Craft room. Please see the sign up genius to help out.

Today we had 82 tardies, please set the alarm 10-15 minutes earlier on cold, winter mornings. Mrs. Smith has to enter all the tardies and that takes a great deal of time from daily duties, as well as, students are already missing instruction.