It was great to have 5 days of school in a row this week! The weather has been beautiful and our students and teachers are thankful to be able to get outside again for recess.
I had the opportunity to take a field trip with some of our teachers this week. We visited a communication arts classroom in Springfield to observe a master teacher effectively using MRI (Missouri Reading Initiative) strategies in her classroom. We have been involved in this effort for 4 years and this visit affirmed two major things for me: 1) We have put a powerful tool in the hands of our teachers that can and will improve the learning of our students. 2) Our teachers are willing to do whatever it takes to help our students become better readers and writers. I am very proud of the continued time and effort all of our teachers have invested in this process.
Enjoy the warm weekend!
Although the cold and snowy weather has kept us out of school for 5 of the last 10 days, the building was full of energy today! Valentine parties were in full swing this afternoon and it was fun to see all the creative valentine boxes our students (and parents) have been hard at work on. We appreciate all the time and effort our homeroom parents put in to make this a fun day for our students.
At our monthly PTO meeting last night plans were finalized for our spring fund raiser. We will have some great prizes up for grabs that we think everyone will be interested in! Be looking for more information to come your way in the near future. If you have not had a chance to attend a PTO meeting this year we would encourage you to come to our next one on March 10th.
Students received a copy of their mid-term report today. Please take some time to look over this with your student. Parents on our email list should have received an electronic copy yesterday. If you would like to be added to our contact list just give our office a call and we can help you get it set up.
Some upcoming calendar changes due to our missed days:
-Red and Black team DARE graduation has been move to next Thursday starting at 6:30
-School will be in session next Friday 2/18 as our first make-up day. This will be a 1/2 day for students with a 12:30 dismissal.
-School will also be in session on Monday 2/21 as our second make-up day. This will be a full day for students
Enjoy the warm and sunny weekend!