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The Principal's Paper Clip
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We had an intermittent beginning to 2018 with a few weather events that resulted in delayed openings and closings. Some of you have been wondering what will happen if we have more cancellations now that we have exhausted the number of “snow days” included on the calendar. Please note that the 2017-2018 Calendar denotes that Presidents' Day (Feb 19) and the Monday after Easter (Apr 2) are possible make-up days. The Board of Education will inform us if changes need to be made to the calendar. We have experienced an increase in student absences due to illness. Please be sure to send in notes explaining your child(ren)’s absences.
Report cards will be issued on Tuesday, February 6th. Please be sure to have a conversation with your child about his/her performance and set new goals for the third marking period. We will celebrate student achievement at our Quarterly Awards Assembly at 9:30 on February 16th. You will receive a notice if your child is slated to receive an award on the stage. It is always exciting to see how much our students learn and how well they demonstrate that new knowledge. Be sure to have your child complete their reading steps every night and sign their reading logs. Talk with him/her about the book they read. When you show an interest in what they are reading and learning, children tend to want to work harder so that they have more to share at home.
As we usher in February we celebrate National School Counselor Month, February 5th-9th. Mrs. Swick supports our students everyday with classroom guidance lessons, small-group and individual sessions and incentives. Feel free to send her a card or note to express your gratitude. The PTA is selling Candy Grams for Valentines Day. The order forms were sent home for your use. February is American Heart Month as well as Black History Month. You may want to take time to make some personal goals regarding your diet and/or exercise to keep your heart healthy. While we may study the contributions of African Americans throughout the year, there are many movie specials and community events that highlight them in the Month of February.
I wish you a month filled with genuine care for others and good health.
Dr. Wauchilue Adams