Principal's Message August 2017Posted by Ricardo Chaparro at 7/24/2017
Welcome back to our new school year 2017-2018. This year we will be implementing AVID strategies at our school. We will focus on student organizational skills and parent communication with all students and their families. We will continue to promote our character traits with all students. Every week students are reminded to display traits such as: caring, citizenship, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness and respect. Students may be "Caught Being Good" and honored for demonstrating these traits. We provide many opportunities for parents to be involved in our school and their children’s education throughout the year. Please feel free to contact the office when you have questions, concerns or suggestions. Since students learn best in a safe and positive school environment, our school and district priorities are:
- Instructional Content
Parents are invited to attend and participate in:
Back-to-School Night Assemblies Parent-Teacher Conferences
Fieldtrips Open House Parent Information Meetings
Classroom Programs School Site Council PTA meetings
ELAC Meetings School Events Family Nights
How Parents can Help our Cougars:
There are many ways in which all of you parents can support our children and the school, so I want to thank you for your efforts and cooperation throughout the year:
- Provide a specific place and time on a daily basis for doing homework. Yes, all students do have homework Monday through Thursday. Make sure they turn in their completed work on a regular basis as expected by the teacher.
- Ensure there is a routine for going to bed. Children that sleep around 10 hours a night will be in a better mood and more alert and ready to learn the next day.
- Provide a nutritious breakfast everyday. Your child’s brain and body will be fueled with the energy needed to do well in school.
- Have children come to school everyday and arrive on time. Frequent tardiness is disruptive to the class and may develop unwanted habits. Frequent absences will rob your children from a wholesome education.
- Maintain open communication with your child and your child’s teacher. This form of involvement will be a determining factor in your child’s success in school. Ask them what they have learned. Check their backpacks and homework. Write notes to the teacher or call them when you have questions or concerns.