We hope you are staying warm over these past couple of chilly weeks. Thanks for sending your children to school prepared for cold temperatures. Below are a few notes and reminders for things coming up this month. Be sure to double check the dates for early dismissals and non-school days. There are a handful this month!
Parent/Teacher Conferences: If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher. Teachers are busily preparing report cards and are looking forward to meeting with you regarding your child’s progress. Conferences will begin February 13th, which is a half day of school for students. There is no school for students February 14th and 15th.
Attendance: This is the time of the year that absences can start to accumulate to the point of concern. You will receive a letter during conferences sharing your child’s number of absences to date. Our goal is nine absences or fewer to keep your child progressing academically. If there are factors interfering with your child getting to school regularly, please let us know. We would love to help!
Student Safety: One of our goals for school improvement is to help all of our students to feel safe in the building. We train staff and students how to recognize and respond to bullying, and conduct student surveys to monitor student climate. Follow this link to read a great article that sums up some of our learning.
Free ECEAP Preschool Openings: There are part-day openings for the 2018-19 School Year! ECEAP offers a no-cost high quality preschool program for children age 3 or 4 by August 31, 2018 and are income eligible (example: family of 4 making less than $27,610 would qualify). ECEAP provides a high quality preschool curriculum, healthy meals & snacks, parent activities, and family support services. For more information, stop by the Elementary school closest to your residence for an application or go to the website: www.esd101.net/learning/early_childhood/ECEAP to fill out an online Application Prescreen form, or call Shari Dezihan at (509) 847-9779 to make an appointment to complete an application.
Mark Your Calendars:
Justin Valentine, Principal
Christine Spinnell, Principal Assistant