We are beginning the sixth week of school and parents should have received invitations to conferences in grade K-3, paper copies of progress reports in grades 3-6, and access to digital progress reports in grades 6-8. Hopefully, you have had a chance to see where your child stands at this point in the first quarter. You can always see current grades online through the parent portal at Gradebook. Please let us know if you need assistance in accessing the portal. We will send home paper copies for the middle school students as soon as we receive them from the district. The progress reports give you the opportunity to discuss grades with your child and help them make adjustments before the final grads of the quarter if necessary.
This week the middle school parents have an opportunity to follow the student schedules on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We encourage you to attend. Teachers will discuss the content matter they are teaching, use of digital resources, how they grade, and long-range plans. It is important that you are aware of what the students are being taught and how they are being assessed. Many times parents feel they attended in previous years so don't need to come again. However, since we have several new programs and courses being offered this year, I'm sure there will be new information. This is especially true for the parents of sixth graders, students in new electives, and students in advanced standing classes. Parent participation typically drops off after elementary school, but we certainly hope to be an exception to this trend. Please join us.
It was wonderful to see the number of parents and students who attended the Family Fun Night last Tuesday. Everyone seemed to be having a good time! Last week was also Spirit Week. There certainly was a lot of effort put into dressing for each day's theme - among the faculty and staff as well as the students. You can see pictures of the winners elsewhere on our SAA site.
This is another busy week with the first group going off-campus to sing at two local care centers. As you know, performing for assisted living and retirement facilities is an important part of our community outreach. The kindergarten, first and second grade music classes will be singing at Heron's East and Crossbreeze Care Center this Friday. Along the same line, the SAC (School Advisory Committee) is emphasizing student volunteerism this year. If you have suggestions of ways our students can get involved in community activities, please email your suggestions to me and I will present them at the next SAC meeting.
Have a great week!