Dear Parent/Guardians and Students:
We recently finished our mid-year parent-teacher conferences. We appreciate you taking time to come to the school and meet with your child's teacher. We look forward to this time because we get to celebrate the success of your child and set goals for the rest of the year. In addition to our parent-teacher conferences, we had grandparent lunch last week. We had over 200 people come to lunch during the two days. That is great, what a turnout! I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the grandparents of our students and I know your children looked forward to it as well. We hope those who came felt welcome.
During the past few years we have implemented a more rigorous statewide core curriculum. Two major shifts in the language arts curriculum are in speaking/listening and writing. Students are involved regularly in activities that involve speaking and listening. In addition,