Our school focus this year is to increase students’ oral and written language development using text based evidence. In every classroom and throughout the hallways there is work to support this goal. Our new curriculum is very rigorous and challenges students on a daily basis to learn new words and use them in their writing and speaking. Students are reminded each morning to learn new amazing facts while they work and share their learning with their friends.
You can help your child by encouraging him/her to read more and to gather new words and information. Ask your child what they are reading and what they have learned. Urge them to speak to you about what they love about school and their concerns. Make sure they know who they should speak to if they are upset at school. If you do not speak English, have these conversations in your home language. The purpose is to get the children talking. Please try to attend the monthly Parent Involvement activities in your child’s class. This will give you an opportunity to see what your child does in school every day. The students love to see their family members in their classes!
As I have stated at all our PTA meetings, it is so important for the school and our families to work together. We are encouraging your child to work hard and we are laying the foundation for them to eventually graduate from college and contribute to their community. We cannot do this without our school families working with us.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions, concerns or things you want to share about your child (firstname.lastname@example.org). The parent survey will be out later this month. Take the time to fill it out and let us know how you feel. We really are interested in hearing from our school families!
Thank you again for entrusting your children to us every day. We are committed to working with you to ensure your child receives a high quality education.
Margaret M. Russo