Principal's Page & Newsletter

A Note From The Principal  


 At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is 

the positive involvement of their parents.” –


Dear Parents,

It always seems hard to believe that we are in yet another year, and the second half of a school year. As we look ahead with excitement to work with your children for the remainder of this school year, we look forward to continuing our partnership with each of you. Please continue to check the school calendar for events and changes in the student schedule. We do have a day this month when school is opened (Friday, February 9th) and closed (Monday, February 19th). We are now in the stretch that leads to the PARCC testing for our third, fourth and fifth graders. Between now and the testing dates, students will be focusing on the curriculum as well as test taking strategies. You can help your child by taking time to review homework, tests and other materials the teachers send home. Teachers are working hard to make the students feel confident so they can do their best on the test. Meanwhile establishing a routine of quiet work time to complete homework, and regular sleep will assist your child to be better prepared come test time.

Please note that attendance does make a difference. Teachers cannot teach students who are not in school. Please make sure your child is in school every day, and remember that they need to be on time. Students who are tardy miss the morning warm ups that help students in reviewing tested materials.

Reading and math are important skills and is important to academic success. Here are a few activities you can do with your child at home:

·         Since much of the reading on a standardized test is nonfiction writing, use a nonfiction book (ask the teacher or librarian to help you select an appropriate one for your child). Have your child read a paragraph and then tell you the main idea of the paragraph. You can extend it to a chapter as well.

·          Consider getting a library card if you do not already have one. One of the greatest things you can do to support your child’s education is to read with them and support their love of reading.

·         Make flash cards for multiplication and division problems. Students need to create 2 step word problems. Please make sure to bring home math workbook.

·         Please continue to bolster your child’s math skills by reviewing basic math facts. For multiplication tables, play the game “Buzz” or “Who has? I have”. The basic math facts enable your child to spend more time on the problem solving and less time on the basic math computation.

Please know that we welcome all our parents and appreciate any time you may have to volunteer. Students definitely perform better when parents are involved in their education. Remember to review all notices on our website as well as checking your child red folder. We are currently in the process of getting our PTA back on track. More information will be forthcoming. We are always looking for parents who would like to become more active in their child’s school. Our doors are open, and you are always welcome to stay in touch with your child’s teacher through notes, email and via the telephone.


Ms. Haith



Last modified: 2/8/2018 11:00:52 AM