Fall is officially on, and our elementary
students are enjoying the crisp air during recess! Please remember to dress
your student for the colder morning temperatures.
Our elementary classrooms are buzzing with
academic activities. From high fives to our Kinders for mastering the alphabet
to challenging pre-algebra in 6th grade; our teachers facilitate
student learning in many differentiated, engaging ways; and it shows! Our
students are proud of their accomplishments and eager to learn “what’s next”.
The monthly awards assembly last Friday was a
success with students, parents, and staff. Positive reinforcements of efforts
in learning and interacting are part of our campus-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior
and Intervention Supports) perspective on teaching. We model what it means to
be positive and how that contributes to personal and group success.
Please be advised that we will address head
lice and other issues that may interfere with the healthy environment we create
in every classroom on campus. We appreciate your cooperation in being
pro-active and treating such situations so that your student can enjoy the
learning process to the fullest.
Our secondary grades are going deeper into their various subject areas, from Pacific Northwest History to Art to Drama to Math to English - plus everything else! Our focus is on conceptual learning that will help students apply principals rather than on large quantities of work.
We are looking forward to our Homecoming Dance on Friday (8 - 11) and Homecoming Game on Saturday (5 PM).
Our Open House is Wednesday, October 8; more
information to come via School Messenger and our website. Open House is a way
for us to allow you to become more familiar with the school and what your
student is learning on a daily basis.
Signing up to volunteer in (or outside) your
student’s classroom is a standing invitation we extend to you. You will find it
rewarding to see the smiles on students’ faces when they finish a task or
master a new concept. By nature, people are curious; we want to learn new
things. Join your student on this wonderful journey!
Caspar van Haalen