I recently saw this quote from Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”
It made me think about how we make a difference for our students by volunteering. Did you know that last year our parents
and community members volunteered over 300 hours to our students? For students that meant: reading, math and writing support,
afterschool activities, parties, assemblies, eye and vision testing, recess support, crossing guards, a warm smile and encouraging words.
I am always so proud of our school and the way we give to our students and families. As a school community we continue to grow stronger because of our continued teamwork. I want to thank each of you in advance for all of your support and involvement.
Speaking of volunteers, PTO did a wonderful job organizing our Back to School events. The ice cream social was a big hit and it was nice to see everyone.
I also want to thank you for attending our annual flag ceremony. We had over 100 parents attend!
Our annual “Coffee and Kleenex” and Welcome Wagon for new families in mid-August were also well attended and well organized.
This year we are holding our Curriculum Night on September 7th. Curriculum night is an opportunity for parents to hear about grade level expectations and to ask questions and identify resources that are available.New Families are welcome to join us from 5:30-6:00.
The evening will include two 30 minute sessions for all families to visit 2 grade levels. We look forward to seeing you!
As many of you are aware, our students did a terrific job on PARCC during the 2016-17 school year.
We will be sending home individual scores and will continue to use data to meet the diverse needs of students.
Just a few friendly reminders to ensure a safe and successful school year:
- I am asking that students not to show up for school prior to 8:30 a.m. That is when supervision will start and we can ensure a safe environment for everyone. Students are asked to be in line when the bell rings at 8:55 a.m.
- If you are in need of supervision beyond the school day, I hope you will consider Discovery Link (our School Age Child Care) program.
This is our fee based before/after school program and it is available on school grounds for your convenience.
Please contact Jon Miller at 303-927-9939.
- Be sure to leave animals off of school grounds. We have students who are allergic or may be afraid and we try to create a safe place for all. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
- Our Hug and Go Zone is off to a slow start. For student’s safety, do not drop student off in the middle of the street or complete a U-turn.
Parking is limited. If you enter the parking lot, please park and walk your child onto school grounds.
With everyone’s help following these procedures we can keep our students safe.
We are looking forward to another great year at Southmoor!