If you look at the SAA website, you'll see the new photo from the Five Star Awards recognition at the Sarasota School Board meeting last Tuesday. Congratulations to all of you who through your volunteer work and attendance at school events allowed SAA to be the recipient for the third year. Only nineteen of the Sarasota schools achieved this award and it is due to the activities of parents, students, staff, and business partners. Thank you for supporting SAA.
This week the middle school students will be performing at assisted living facilities on Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday night all three chorus classes will perform for parents at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center. Parents of students in kindergarten through middle school will receive a calendar with the hard copy of the newslett'er listing all of the upcoming choral events. Please take these dates and put them on your calendar.
I submitted the School Improvement Plan to Dr. Natalie Roca, who is the executive director for pupil services which oversees charter schools. She approved it and it will be submitted to the School Board for final approval this month. You will be able to access the entire document online after that approval is given. We have seven goals for improvement: an increase in proficiency in math, reading, and science, community support for our math incentives, better attendance rates, and expansion of the arts program. One area we are particularly targeting is math fluency which includes an understanding of the relevance of math to everyday life and basic knowledge of math facts. We will present the whole SIP to parents at a PTO meeting after securing School Board approval.
Please put two events for next week on your calendar and make plans to attend. Tuesday, 10/18 will be the Middle School Back to school night, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Then Thursday will be our International Fair from 4:30 -6:30 PM. All grade levels are participating.
The Governing Board will meet Monday at 8:00 AM in the Administration Building. We are still seeking SAC members and volunteers for numerous projects including basketball coaching assistants. Please contact Kelly Marsh if you can help out. Don't forget to reactivate your volunteer status, especially if you are planning to chaperone field trips.
Have a wonderful week.