Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Students returned from fall break with joy and enthusiasm.  We are working hard and staying focused despite the hot weather.  During hot days, students eat lunch in the LGI.  Please remember to send your child with a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. 

This year we are in session for Halloween.  Students who want to participate in the parade at 8:30 a.m. on the track should come dressed in their costume over their clothes.  Parents, grandparents and family members can watch the parade from the grass on the inside of the track.  Please have your child leave any props, toys or weapons at home.  Classroom teachers will communicate their activities and plans for the rest of the day.  We encourage healthy snacks and no candy.  Students who do not participate in Halloween can come to the library for fall activities.  We encourage everyone to come to school.

We changed our conference format this year and the focus was goal setting.  Teachers and students will report on progress toward goals at the end of the trimester.  We have a new report card that shows student growth and proficiency.  We are no longer just reporting on whether students are below, at or above standards.  This is a huge shift and will take some time to get used to as we have been only reporting on proficiency or mastery of standards for many years.  More information to come on report cards that will go home at the end of November.

We are busy working, playing, laughing and following our questions and curiosity and look forward to the fun activities that are coming up.  See our home page for more details.


Kristen Ugrin