The Principal's Paper Clip
January was very eventful with a snowstorm that resulted in school cancellations and delays. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as the Superintendent and his team must always make safety a priority when responding to weather events.
As we enter February, please note that report cards will be issued on February first. As with the end of each marking term, I suggest that you review your child(ren)’s progress and help them set goals for the new marking period.
The awards assembly will be held on Friday, February 5th, at 1:30 p.m.. Our students are doing well and we have a lot to celebrate. I am excited to share with you that we awarded books to 198 students who completed the Winter Break Reading Challenge by reading 30 steps during that time. Thank you for your support at home, encouraging your child(ren) to read every night. These consistent practices will help your student become an effective reader with great vocabulary and comprehension.
This month we celebrate Valentines Day and African American History Month. Our fourth and fifth graders will have an opportunity to meet and chat with Mr. Daryl Hinmon, author of Black Gold, a book about not-so-famous African American educators and inventors. Mr. Hinmon’s visit is extra special because he is one of our parents.
As March approaches, parents of intermediate students will receive information about the upcoming PARCC and MSA Science that must be administered. We continue to work together to ensure that students are mastering the curriculum. Feel free to communicate with your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns. Also, I want to remind you to update your student’s records if you have a change in address or contact information.
I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and a month filled with authentic learning.