Genesee STEM Academy

Genesee County's First S.T.E.M Certified School

December 12, 2014 Friday Parent Letter

December 12, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Happy Friday!  Oh, what fun we are having preparing for our 2nd Annual Winter Festival, Tuesday, December 16, 6pm-7:30pm!  It will be an evening filled with activities for the family to enjoy.  Feel free to invite your friends and family members to our “Cuddle up with a Good Book” Winter Festival.  Santa will be visiting in the North Pole ready to take pictures with your children. The North Pole opens at 5:30pm.  Pictures are $3.00 with a limit of 6 people photographed in one setting.     The grand finale will be our children blessing us with their beautiful voices.  Our Winter Festival includes the GISD Heart Start Students!  Please, don’t miss this special treat, we need your support!

We will have our Scholastic Book sale beginning December 15-19th.  Please, plan to shop and buy books for your children to enjoy.  The sale will be open during the Winter Festival.

Students have been engaged in conferences with their teachers as they review their MAP and DRA results.  Our goal is always to empower the students with their performance data to build their learning goals and plans to achieve.  We will hold data workshops for parents when we return from winter break to share strategies on how to interpret the data and help your child be successful. 

I would appreciate your assistance reminding your student of our technology agreement.  Students are not permitted to download any apps on their computers or go to unauthorized sites.  Failure to follow our technology agreement could result in students losing their computer privileges, which would be detrimental to their educational learning environment. We are a STEM school, technology is an integral and necessary component of our educational program. 

Our After-School program will begin Monday, January 12, 2015.  Please, make sure you have returned their registration form to be included in our next session. You must have a completed   registration form for the second session.  Registration forms are due by Friday, December 19th.  If you have any questions please give us a call. 

The Genesee STEM Board meeting will be held in our library is Thursday, December 18th at 6pm.  As always you are invited to attend.  We have an awesome Board who cares about our children!

Winter Break begins Monday, December 22nd through January 2, 2015.

Sincerely,

Mrs. H. Rita Cheek

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