It is truly impressive to have observed your children these past couple of weeks! They are positively engaging in their classes, following routines, being there for each other and have varied levels of responsibility according to what is appropriate. It is beautiful to watch even our little ones walking in with confidence as they carry their own backpacks, find where to go (there’s always an adult who is with them), and knowing how to access their learning tools. This week, grades 1-4 will also begin participating in our Kids’ Cafe program in the cafeteria.
We encourage you to support your child’s autonomy at home. Children benefit from simple tasks like getting their clothes ready (to include a cap for recess time), taking care of their belongings (there are several non-labeled items in our lost and found) and contributing to the overall needs of your family.
We encourage parents who are interested in supporting our school-home partnership as homeroom parent representatives to contact your homeroom teacher. See our director’s message regarding parent engagement and the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association).
Kids’ Cafe Begins! - Children in grades 1-4 will be participating in the set-up, clean-up and overall organization of our lunch time. All children will have a turn during the first semester for a week; and then again in the second semester. We invite you to include your children in your home routines and give them responsibilities that will support their autonomy and independence, as they contribute to the needs of the family.
Annual Health screenings begin for students in grades 1, 3 and 5 - The medical office will send out an explanation of these screenings to parents in these grade levels.
Mark your calendars - Back to School Night for Grades PK - 5
Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal