Announcements - 9/12/2021

Sep 12, 2021

Happy Sunday Parents, Students, Staff!

This week we will begin APM testing. This is an assessment that we will be using to determine the needs of our students in Math and Reading. It is vital that students do their best on this test so our teacher have the best information to direct their instruction. Parents, we ask that you encourage early bed time and a healthy breakfast! Testing will begin on Tuesday.

I am excited to share that our classes have been working hard on their Hispanic Heritage projects to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month which kicks off on Wednesday. Some of the projects include researching Hispanic foods and the Hispanic culture in general. Students have been looking at the differences between American culture and Hispanic culture and are excited to show all they have learned at our Hispanic Heritage Expo on September 23rd. The expo begins at 5pm. We will also have our Annual Title 1 meeting that evening, beginning at 6pm. We hope to have the event on campus but with current COVID cases on the rise, the event may be moved to a virtual platform. We will keep you posted as we get closer. Regardless of the platform, we hope that you will plan to join us for both of these events on Thursday, September 23 beginning at 5pm.

Progress Reports for all classes were officially available on Skyward this past Thursday. I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teachers if you have questions regarding grades or missing assignments. I am very happy to see so many of our students attending school everyday! We had a pretty large group that received the Attendance Bingo reward this week. Students, keep up the good work!

As you know, yesterday, September 11 marked the 20th anniversary of the attack on America. While it was a devastating time for our country and many things changed as a result of that day and we want to remember the lives that were lost but it is also an opportunity to celebrate our great country. Beginning tomorrow, September 13th, we are encouraging our students to represent the colors of the United States of America. Monday, September 13th, students are encouraged to wear RED. The color RED symbolizes Toughness and Bravery. On Tuesday, September 14, students are encouraged to wear WHITE. This color of the flag represents clarity and pureness. On Wednesday, September 15th students are encouraged to wear BLUE This color represents alertness and determination. And Thursday, September 16th, we want students to wear stars and stripes! With these dress down days, we want our students to embrace what AMERICA stands for. We want them to embrace their own toughness and bravery, their own clarity and pureness, and their own alertness and determination. Our teachers will provide lessons about the meaning for each of our country’s flag and students will be asked to show their interpretation of each of these colors during their 7th period class. Students, please remember that dress code appropriate clothing is still expected.

I want to officially welcome all of the new students that have joined or will be joining our FAM-ALEE this week! It’s going to be another great week! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Mrs. Emerick