| January 9, 2015
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! We are back into our school routines and ready for the rest of the school year. When the students returned on Monday, we talked about setting goals for the new year.
We would like to thank all of our staff members, students, parents, and volunteers for all of the wonderful music programs, assemblies, breakfasts, and other special events we had just before the vacation. Special thanks for all of the food, hats, and mittens we were able to donate to the Christmas Bureau to help our neighbors!
Mrs. Davis, Mrs. LeMay, and the Parents As Reading Partners committee created and displayed wonderful book displays for our glass hallway, and our reading chart is all ready for our PARP program. Fliers went home yesterday, and we appreciate all of your help with our special promotion of reading during our PARP program. Reading is a gateway skill to all of the different subjects and so important to the future success of our students. Thank you, in advance, for all of your support with reading at home. The PTA provided our students with a wonderful kick-off assembly with Sylvia Fletcher, a gifted ventriloquist and puppeteer. Our program is off to an amazing start!
We have begun our winter reading and math benchmarking assessments. This is a chance for us to see how our students are doing with their reading and math progress!
The following students are the newest members of our Excellence Team: Lilly Geiger, Jackson Rinko, Abigail White, Zackary Andersen, Braydon Hendrix, Christopher Capalbo, Emily Calkins, Gabriella Alsever, Jadon Amadin, Josh Van Slyke, Grace Maunder, Makayla Rasmus, Nathan Lutgen, Emma Mantione, Jack Ginsburg, Savannah Scott, Liam Rausa, Jessica Carone, Molly Di Liberto, Hannah Thompson, Isabel Flood, Logan Badman, Shelby Faulkingham, Ben Ervay, Hayden Warner, Hannah Plumpton, Nathan Cali, Robert Williams, Owen Matt, Ryan Tugaw, Zach Pendergast, Neal Mautz, Jenna Speich, Braden Schaffner, Jonathan Stevens, Justin Barkley, Ava Bagan, Damien Gilbert, Kian Pridmore, Daniel Duffy, Aydan Burns, Miabella Hardter, Victoria Ososkalo, Tyler Pine, Maggie Christenson, Mia Rinko, Hailey Macgregor, Ally Geiger, Cameron Chavis, Josh Drazek, Julian Biondi, Bella Pompo, Caitlyn Williams, Braden Schaffner, Rylee Thompson, Haylee Gower, Emileigh Atkinson-Snow, and Keri Manning. Congratulations, students!
Have a great weekend and try to stay warm!
Steven W. Frey