Dear McNamara School Community Members:
The arrival of fall is marked by crisp and clear air, colorful falling leaves, and thankful times with family and friends. The best part of fall at McNamara, is the return of the students and staff to our school, marked by the beginning of a new school year filled with learning experiences that hold all sorts of possibilities. We have had a successful start to the school year. Thank you for preparing your children and sharing in the excitement of a new year.
Our goal at McNamara is to work collaboratively with parents, students, teachers, staff and the community to provide the very best education for all of our students. Your support and participation in your child’s learning contributes to their success. Please plan on attending Curriculum Night on September 26th, 2018. The evening is designed to familiarize parents with instructional staff, curriculum, and educational resources used within the classrooms. Parent conferences will be held on October 30th, 31st and November 19th, 20th. Participating in the parent conference will give you and your child’s teacher the opportunity to share information about your child’s learning.
An important part of the school community is our PTA. I would like to thank Mrs. Clary, PTA President, the PTA Board and Chairpersons, and volunteers for all of their work and efforts to support a successful start for the new school year. The work they do and your support helps to sponsor events that enhance learning and bring our families together to celebrate throughout the school year. Please sign up on the PT Board. https://www.ptboard.com/nlg/register
We will continue to use the Positivity Project for character education, focusing on 24 character strengths throughout the school year. Each week a character strength is introduced. We all have different strengths and together we can build strong relationships by recognizing the character strengths in ourselves and others. Like strong academics, the effects of good character are immediate and long lasting. Positivity Project family information can befound by visiting www.posproject.org. You can find McNamara Elementary by searching Facebook: McNamara Positivity Project, Instagram: mcnposproject, and Twitter: mcnposproject.
In closing, on behalf of the staff at McNamara, we are thankful for your continued support of your child’s education, and for a school year that is off to a great start!
Mrs. Jane B. Nadolski, Principal
McNamara Elementary School