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Message from the Principal

Green Acres Gazette - September 2018

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

Our year is off to a great start! Students are here on time and ready to learn, and teachers are establishing classroom routines and engaging students in the learning. They are also working on establishing a “growth mindset” throughout the school day, using tools like the quote above as a springboard for discussions.

Along with a growth mindset, helping students develop social skills is an important part of the curriculum. This month, our school-wide theme is our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. In our morning announcements and classrooms, we’ll be reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ll be reminding students of our school rules.

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Do your personal best!

We’ll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors. Please support your child at home in acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. A great way to extend their thinking is to create examples of how they follow these rules at home. What do they do to be safe, responsible, and respectful at home?

We want you as parents to feel welcome on campus, and we also need to follow procedures to keep our students safe. Please remember that all visitors need to check in at the office. If you need to pick up your child early from class for an appointment, you need to come to the office to do so. At the end of the day, if you arrive more than 5 minutes early to pick up your child, please wait at the tables near the kindergarten classrooms.

We are sending notes home this week regarding our positive behavior program, classroom treat policy, volunteer policy, and parking reminders. We will also post them on our website for your reference.

Important dates coming up:

  • Home School Club Meeting - Wednesday, 9/12, 6:30-7:30pm (library)

  • Back to School Night - Thursday, 9/13

    • 5:30-5:45 Principal’s Message

    • 5:45-6:15 TK-2 Classroom Presentations

    • 6:15-6:30 Principal’s Message (repeated)

    • 6:30-7:00 3-5 Classroom Presentations

  • Picture Day - Wednesday, 9/19

  • Bike to School Day - Thursday, 10/4

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education!

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