Weekly News for Nov 18

Posted by Katherine Rivera on 11/18/2018

School Calendar

Nov 19 & 20 Parent-Teacher conferences-No school for students

Nov 21-23 No School-Thanksgiving Break

Nov 27 8:30am English Language Advisory Committee in the library

Nov 29  Danny G Dance Performance 6:00pm for grades 3-5 plus room 8

Nov. 30 Principal Coffee 8:15am

Attendance matters!

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It's time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in middle school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student's chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of flight tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children's education if they miss too much school - and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you've got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn't make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Danny G Dance Show for Grades 3-5 and grade 2 in room 8

Thursday, Nov. 29

6:00pm Students Arrive

6:20pm Doors Open for the public

6:30pm Dance Performance Begins

Each student in invited to bring no more than 2 guests due to limited seating capacity and fire regulations. All children 10 and under will be seated up front. Donations to the PTA gladly accepted at the door.