September 25, 2015 Friday Parent Letter
September 25, 2015
Happy Friday! We have had an exciting busy week. The students have been actively engaged in taking their MAP and DRA assessments to determine their learning goals for this year. In addition, today they participated in a rigorous Hispanic Heritage celebration, where they traveled to different regions to learn about Hispanic culture! Students journeyed to Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. Take a few minutes over the weekend and ask about their adventure!
Safety is always a primary concern for GSTEMA. The parking cones have been helpful to keep traffic flowing. Please, don’t stop and park to drop off or pick up children in the cone area. Unfortunately, we have observed some drivers traveling too fast in our parking lot, please slow down, children are walking and sometimes not looking where they are going, and we don’t want any accidents. Finally, the side back green door hallway is used for parent pick up and the front office door for any other school business. Visitors aren’t allowed to travel the hallways or classrooms without checking in at the office and receiving a visitor pass. Our goal is to keep children and staff safe, please adhere to our visiting procedures.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching, beginning Friday, October 16th. Please, complete and return the Conference Schedule form to help us arrange the best time for your conference. Teachers are always open to discussing your child’s progress. If you have any questions or would like to meet with the teacher, call and make arrangements. Conferences can’t be held after school when they are preparing for dismissal.
Next week we will be sending home forms for our After School Program, which will offer Coding, Robotics, Tutoring, and Agricultural Science. We may have other activities added to our program depending on our volunteers. Stay tuned for more information to follow.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 7th, Membership and School Picture Day! All students are required to take their school picture wearing their school uniform. Our Spring pictures will be a free dress time.
Have an awesome Fall weekend!