From the Principal's Office
Happy New Year! I hope you had wonderful holidays and an enjoyable break with your families. The Kubisch family spent a week with family and very dear friends in Delmar, New York. I met my newest nephew, Harrison! It has been hard receiving pictures since December 13th and not being able to get my hands on him. This is my youngest brother’s first child, and he couldn’t be any cuter!
As we return to school, it is “RE” month. January is the time we take advantage of reminding kids, reinforce practices, review expectations, and re-model important information for all students to re-focus and return to the efforts that they were all exerting before the break. We will be doing a lot of writing work, math review and critical thinking work, and readying our older students for the MCAS 2.0 tests. The official Massachusetts testing season also begins this month. All of our ELL students will be taking the ACCESS test. There will be a School Council meeting on 1/5 at 3:00 pm and a Principal’s Coffee on 1/6 at 8:00 am. We will be discussing budget for 2017. Mid-month, from 5:30pm – 6:30 pm on January 18th and 19th, we will have our Kindergarten Registration nights. If you know of any children who will be 5 before September 1, 2017, please tell the families about these nights. It is a wonderful opportunity to come in, meet the Kindergarten teaching staff, and visit classrooms.
We appreciate all that you do and we are grateful for your continued support. I hope that 2017 brings good health, happiness, high academic achievement, and prosperity for us all.