Welcome to 2019! We look forward to continued learning opportunities during the second half of our school year.
Thank you to our school families who donated to our Winter Wonderland Dance and Photo Booth! The Leadership Team ( a group of middle school students) helped to organize this event and others to increase financial support to ensure that all 8th graders will have the opportunity to attend the 8th grade class trip to St. Louis. We raised just over $2500!!! Thank you for your support.
Please be aware that MOY or middle of year MAP assessments are in progress. You should have received notice from your child’s homeroom teacher for testing dates. The mid year assessment is used by the staff to analyze whether your child is on track to making their personal growth goal. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher should you have any questions about your child’s progress.
Thank you for attending our LSC meeting on Tuesday. Members of our ILT(Instructional Leadership Team) presented a 15 week report on the progress we are making regarding our CIWP( Continuous Improvement Work Plan) If you were unable to attend the meeting, feel free to check out the presentation on the school website.
One area of concern regarding our SQRP and our CIWP is attendance. Attendance is mandatory for students in grades K-12. We are closely monitoring late arrivals, early dismissals and absences.
The first semester Visual Art Exhibit is Friday, January 25th immediately following dismissal. The opening will be from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm. This show encompasses all K-8 student artwork. The theme for the show is “Our Stories: In Patterns, Symbols, Motifs and Glyphs” inspired by Yayoi Kusama. The first floor is slowly transforming into an art gallery. Thank you to all the parents for helping to install the show. A special shout out to Clayton Miller! If there are any parents available to help out during the opening on Friday after school, please email Ms. Vecchioni at email@example.com.
Basketball season began this week. Our athletes have been practicing and are excited to be competing! Please visit the school calendar to see the schedule for games. As a safety and security measure, all students attending the games must be accompanied by an adult.
This week we have had visitors from various parties responsible for the development of the school addition. Next week they will be drilling for geo samples on the north side of the building where the structure is slated to be erected. I have coordinated with our RAS team to ensure safety of our students during recess. Please keep a close eye on your children before and after school regarding the big playground in the northeast corner of the school lot. If you see tape around it, please explain to your children that they are not to enter the area. This is a working zone. Thank you for your assistance in helping keep the children safe.
Please note that February 1st is a Teacher Development day and there is no school for students.
Please mark your calendar for March 9th for our Annual Big Night Fundraiser!
Titia M. Kipp