September 20, 2013

posted Sep 21, 2013, 11:44 PM by Barry Johnson ISR   [ updated Sep 21, 2013, 11:45 PM ]
Progress Reports and MAP Results

Today your children will bring home their progress reports, an interim formal report midway through the first Trimester. Back to School Night was the first step in forming a strong parent-teacher partnership in supporting your child’s education. The Progress Report is the second step in that development. Our purpose is not only to appraise you as to how your child is doing academically, socially and emotionally, but also to invite dialogue as to how we can best work together to help your children be successful in reaching their full potential as learners.

The progress report will also include your child’s MAP results. The teachers will use these test scores to guide them in differentiating the curriculum to meet your child’s learning needs. If you wish to meet with your child’s teacher for any reason, do not hesitate to call or email me and I will set up an appointment with your child’s teacher.

Self Directed Learners!

It is my pleasure to congratulate our students on their path as self directed learners. During our week of preparations for International Peace Day, students were invited to be creative in expressing what peace means to them. They chose to express themselves in song, poetry, visual art and videos. A self directed learner is one who will take a theme and run with it, going beyond the standard teacher directed expectations. Students have the opportunity to do this in their classes when their interest in a theme motivates them to do further research on their own, or to create something new based on their learning.

I congratulate all students who participated in this school-wide learning venture of promoting peace throughout the world.

Open PTO Meeting

PTO President Sam Lavery would like to invite all parents to come out to the open meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 pm, in the Performing Arts Room. We are fortunate to have such a strong parent-teacher organization in our school. The students benefit greatly because all of our parents are involved in making special things happen for the children. 

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