“November is Education Month.” November is a busy time for all of us. We are very excited
about our new Journeys reading program. The teachers have been attending professional
development sessions and have embraced the program. The children are enjoying the new books
On November 21 and November 22, parents will have an opportunity to meet with their child’s
teacher to discuss the first quarter progress report. If you have not scheduled your appointment,
please contact your child’s teacher for a day and time.
Please refer to the PTA calendar for specific times and dates of other events.
While school and work can get quite hectic at times, please take a few moments to be reflective.
There are so many wonderful things that we should not take for granted. With Thanksgiving
upon us, please remember to give our children that extra hug and kiss and tell them how much
they mean to us. This helps to “Fill their Buckets.” Use the long holiday weekend to meet with
friends and family to share stories of your past. It is these kinds of conversations and gatherings
that help our youngsters to bring experiences, knowledge, and memories to the classroom. The
more opportunities children have to speak and listen, the more able they are to make connections
when reading. These conversations also help students to develop “seeds” for writing and
background knowledge for reading. Parent involvement comes in many forms. Sharing stories
with your family is yet another way to “Make Every Minute Count.”
My very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.