The Principal's Paper Clip
It is hard to believe that we have entered the final marking period and this will be the last newsletter for the school year. We have begun administration of the PARCC assessment with our intermediate students and hope to have all completed by May 5th. Students have been working hard to meet their reading and math goals. As the end of the year approaches, we will be sending home a variety of notices about special celebrations and activities. Please be sure to check your child’s folder every evening so that you are well informed. Please be on the lookout for requests for volunteers for the Book Fair, Field Days, and a few other events.
Registration for Pre-K, Head Start and Kindergarten has begun. Please keep in mind that children must have reached the required age for the program you are seeking on or before September 1, 2017. To register, you will need: birth certificate, immunization record, current proof of residency (no more than 30 days older than the registration date), Proof of Income (W -2; last three ( 3) paycheck stubs; and Proof of Temporary Cash Assistance), and Court Orders; notarized statements, or other legally binding instruments concerning custody, when custody of a minor child is an issue.
Each year we ask our families to complete a survey for Title I. It takes less than ten minutes to complete and provides us valuable feedback for future planning. We will send you notification when the survey is available. Everyone will receive a paper copy, but we will also include a link so that you may complete it online. We value your input and encourage you to help us plan for the future through your participation.
During the week of May 8-12th we will celebrate Staff Appreciation. You will notice that we celebrate not only teachers and paraeducators, but all of staff. No matter the role, our staff make positive connections with students. This includes secretaries, nurse, counselor, building service workers, cafeteria workers, pupil personnel worker, service providers like speech, physical, and occupational therapists, and the Judy Center Staff. I encourage you and your child(ren) to send a special note or card to school staff who have made a special impression or impact on their learning experience.
I hope you pay close attention to the dates and special announcements in this issue. If you have not heard, the last days of school have changed because we did not use all of the built-in days for inclement weather. The last full day for all students and the last day for Pre-K and Head Start students will be June 6th. The last three days will be early dismissal days and student will be released at 1:30. The dates are June 7th, 8th, and 9th. The final awards assembly for students in grades K-4 will begin at 9:30 June 8th. The fifth-grade promotion ceremony will begin at 9:30 June 9th.
This is an extremely busy time for all school staff, so I recommend that you request any desired meetings in advance so that they may be scheduled. I have enjoyed working with you and your children and look forward to an exciting flurry of activity and enthusiasm as our students learn and grow through June 9th. Continue your support now and throughout the summer by having your child(ren) continue to read frequently to maintain skills. Have a safe and happy summer!