From the desk of Principal Wickus
Happy New Year! I wish each one of you a peaceful and prosperous 2015. It was so nice to see all the families at the Christmas concert. The students did wonderfully.
This month I will be visiting classrooms and working with the professional educators on their mid year student learning objectives. This will guide the work the professionals do for the remainder of the year in their classrooms. On January 23, 2015, the professionals will be working in their grade level Professional Learning Communities on Writer’s workshop and analyzing all the data from their classrooms to directly impact student learning in the coming months.
During this month we will be assessing students in the STAR screener. If you would like to see your child’s progress/scores, please contact your child’s teacher. This information will be shared at the conferences in March.
As we continue to bring technology into the classrooms, I am happy to say that the 3rd and 4th grade classrooms have been collaborating together with Chromebooks. The 4th grade has been instructing the 3rd graders on how to use a Chromebook and google documents and email. It was great to see all the students working together and engaged. Keep up the great work!
Thank you for all your donations for the pajama program. Our school donated 49 pajamas. With each set of pajamas, a book is also donated from Scholastic.
As a reminder, when we have a late start day, we begin at 10:00 am. Generally educators will arrive around 9:40. Breakfast is not served on late start days.
As always, please call me with concerns or questions at 608-847-5451 ext. 6602 or 608-547-2741.