GROWTH MINDSET: WITH TIME AND EFFORT I CAN IMPROVE!
Last week we conducted two Code Red Drills--one that everyone knew about in advance and a second unannounced drill on Thursday. Our school resource officer Will Cuozzo was present for both drills. Although we don't like practicing these drills they are necessary and valuable. We are very pleased with how both drills went. Our students and staff are to be commended for their outstanding focus on safety.
A letter went home last Friday with each student detailing important information related to our online sign-up program for our November Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents with emails in our system should have also received an email invite directly from Sign-Up Genius as well as an email from me with the letter attached. Please contact the main office if you have questions or are having difficulty with the online program. As we get closer to our conference time, any parent who has not yet signed up for a conference will be contacted by the main office, and an available appointment slot will be assigned.
This week is a shorter week for our students. Monday is a half day for students; dismissal will take place at 11:30 AM. Staff will be participating in professional development in the afternoon. Friday is a no-school day for students. Staff members will spend their morning working on curriculum and their afternoon learning about the instructional strategy--Accountable Talk. We are very grateful to the Town of Mashpee for providing us with this valuable professional development time. Don't forget that school will be closed next Monday for Columbus Day.
Reminder: Please join me on Wednesday for our first Parent Coffee. You can either choose to come in the morning (7:00 - 7:45 AM) or later in the day (5:15 - 6:00 PM), or both times if you want. We will meet in the library. I look forward to having the opportunity to sit together and engage in conversation with our fabulous parents. Only by working together can we make our school better.
Congratulations to our newly elected student council officers (pictured below). All student candidates for these positions gave excellent speeches. Also pictured below are fifth graders from Mrs. Mayen’s class who began their foreign language learning experience last week, logging on to the Middlebury Online Language program to study French and Spanish. C’est bon! Que bueno!
Treasurer--Sean Smith (Left)
Secretary--Isabella Thayer (2nd from left)
Vice-President--Raelynn Aguiar (2nd from right)
President--Ben Kennedy (Right)