I hope your children are enjoying a day away – likely a sleep in! Thank you for connecting with teachers over the last couple of days. It appears that virtual meetings have supported more flexibility in meeting, as we have had more parent conversations this year than usual. Thank you – I know that the timing is sometimes difficult for parents and guardians. Some families did have some glitches with technology, so please reach out if you were not able to connect as you had hoped. As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a few updates for the upcoming week.
School Development Plan - Reading comprehension
Teachers have been engaging in reading assessments with students over the past month. These assessments provide us with the information needed to guide our teaching practice as we seek to improve student’s reading and comprehension across all disciplines. While we implement strategies at school that support success in reading, we are also encouraging students to continue to read with family members on a regular basis.
School Development Plan – Supporting students in demonstrating empathy and kindness
Your children may have shared with you some acts of kindness that we have been engaging in as a full school this past week. Thank you to our teachers who took the time to write cards to all of their Homeroom students, and to students who wrote cards to their peers acknowledging the things they appreciate about each other. We will continue to support learning in this area through small and larger conversations throughout the school year.
As I mentioned last week, Akeem Haynes (alumni and Olympian) will be joining us next Friday (November 27th) for a virtual conversation with all students. Akeem joined our staff connect time just prior to conferences this morning, and I am sure the students will really appreciate him.
Your ongoing support is always appreciated.