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Principal’s Corner

Principal Takimoto

March 2018

Families are telling us that they want more engagement with classroom instruction and more details about how their children are progressing. The parent education night we held in January was a response to that request. The event, which was very well-attended, was an opportunity for family members to learn about reading, math, and social-emotional skills instruction, discuss creating an inclusive community, and share tech learning and safety information.

Teachers have been expanding their communication with parents through tools such as Remind and Google Classroom, and parents report that they appreciate both the regular, detailed information about what’s happening in the classroom and the prompts from teachers about what to ask their children about their time at school. Look for your child’s current reading range and instructional goals on second trimester report cards, which will be going home on March 16.

To make the most of the last trimester, help increase your child’s ownership of their learning. You can do this by establishing a home routine where your child teaches, explains, or reads something new to you. Additionally, they should be able to talk about an area of challenge and share next steps for working on it. We can’t wait to show off at Open House on April 19. Mark this date on your calendar along with Science Fair Family Night on May 24 for great evenings of student learning. Thanks so much for all you do to support your student, their class, and the school.

—Principal Takimoto