Congratulations on such a successful first quarter! The school community has been working hard to meet end of the quarter expectations. Teachers have begun visiting each other to observe effective strategies to take back to their own classrooms. Grade levels now have extra time to collaborate and plan in order to ensure a seamless curriculum between levels.
Our Legacy Grant build day is right around the corner as well as our annual Pumpkin Carving Night. Please join us for both events and help leave your imprint on our school on October 24 for the STEM build day. Mark your calendars for the upcoming huge celebratory "Reveal Day" on November 14. That same day we will be entering our basketball team in the complex tournament. So many exciting things coming up next!
On another note, academic achievement is paramount as measuring the growth of learning is the center of our efforts. Our Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA for short) preliminary scores just came in and we, once again, did an excellent job as a school! Join me in a talk story session to find out what we scored and what it means for your child. On Thursday, November 5th, we will hold the same session in the morning and at night to ensure you have a chance to attend one. Please join us either at 8:15-9:15am OR 5:30-6:30pm. Again, the night session will be a repeat so please don't attend both.
We also continue to foster the whole child and work towards offering a plethora of experiences to include Taiko drums, Robotics/STEM and most recently Concert Glee, our new music program. Every child will experience music and movement throughout the year.
Please continue to bucket fill the staff who work late into the evenings and on weekends reviewing data and redesigning lessons. The little bucket notes really make the day of someone who cares so much about your child.
MUCH MAHALO for what you continue to do at home since education is a TWO WAY STREET and we cannot teach them alone... continue to sit with them at night and complete homework, drill them on their multiplication facts and make learning real world by using strategies such as compare and contrast even in the supermarket!