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.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Update 12/5

Good Afternoon Parents,
The weather for the next few days is expected to be below our outside threshold of 20 degrees.
The students will stay inside if the temperature is below 20 (with windchill). If the temperature does reach 20 we will send the students outside so please have students dressed appropriately for the weather.
Stay warm!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Update 11/14

Good Afternoon Parents,

Our middle school students have been featured on PBS Super School News, check it out!

Thank you to all our Veterans that came on Friday, it was a very special day. We were honored to have you in our school.

Also, we have a character assembly on Friday for students that have shown exemplary Respect. Teachers were able to nominate one student per grade. If your child was nominated we will contact you so you may join us.