The Principal's Paper Clip
I want to thank you for a smooth start to the school year. I hope that by now you and your student(s) have settled in and established routines for home-work completion and nightly reading. We are very excited about the Independent Reading Leveling Assessment that we have begun to use to ensure that students are paired with books that they can read successfully independently. Students in kindergarten through grade three will be participating in this new process this year. Teachers have received intensive professional development and we are thrilled to see how excited students are about reading. The parents of these students will be invited to an information session on October 8th, so mark your calendars now! We ask that ALL students read every night for at least 30 minutes.
One of the most important activities this month is the parent-teacher conference day. The school district has reserved Monday, October 13th for parents and teachers to hold conferences to discuss your child(ren)’s progress. Teachers will be sending you an invitation to schedule your conferences and I encourage you to participate. Please remember that, so that these meetings may occur, school will not be in session for students.
We are happy to have Mrs. Claudia Padilla-Gonzalez as our volunteer coordinator. She has already hosted several orientations for those who need it. We have many field trips taking place this month. You must be an approved and trained volunteer in order to be considered to chaperone. In addition, the PTA will have its Fall Festival on October 29th and will need your support to make the event a success.
Thank you for partnering with us. We are looking forward to watching our students grow and enjoy the process.