Tomorrow is an exciting day for the K through 5th graders. They will attend an assembly and workshops presented by Kuniko Yamamoto on Japanese folktales and origami. The students will then make 1000 paper cranes to be carried to Japan and the Hiroshima Museum. She will skype with our students to share her visit. Thank you to Mrs. Quattro and the Community Foundation for making this possible through a special grant.
The Leadership Team at SAA is starting a monthly recognition program with different themes and rubrics each month. September is Attendance Awareness Month nationally. So this month we'll start with attendance because of the importance of being in class all day ready to learn. We know, of course, that there will be times when an absence is unavoidable, but this month we are recognizing those who are here on time every day, staying all day. We'll start tracking student attendance on Tuesday, September 9. Next month there will be a different goal which will be announced the last week of September. The goals may have to do with reading or character traits or homework. We hope everyone will try to reach the goals every month.
If you get a chance, check out the new garden area in the back of the school. We were awarded a grant through which two master gardeners work with the students on a regular basis. Two classes of middle schoolers have been working to build the raised beds and have started planting herbs and vegetables. The program will be expanded to the elementary science classes in the near future. Watch for announcements about the "crops".
You may be receiving notices from teachers about the "Remind" program through which you can receive short reminders about class events, tests, etc. or school events. If you want to join the school group, go to remind.com. Our code is saraso. You'll have the opportunity to join individual teacher groups as well. I have spoken with parents at other schools and they find this very helpful. I hope it can help in our parent and teacher communication as well.
Don't forget Thursday is picture day for all students!
Have a great week!