As teachers begin preparing for and scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences (November 17-21), I want to remind families that these conferences are a powerful tool in better understanding the needs and strengths of your child. The more parents choose to participate in these discussions, the more knowledge they will gain from this opportunity. Please feel free to bring a list of questions that you may have regarding your child or the academic program that is being offered in your child’s classroom. Write down any questions that you have regarding homework, class projects, peer relationships, or other school events or policies. Your child’s teacher wants you to become more informed about your child’s education and what you can do at home to help continue your child’s academic success.
Sixth grade fundraising will be hosting Movies/ Outdoor activities after school (Nov. 17-21) for each of the five, conference days to help families manage the 12:00 early dismissal. Watch your child’s Friday Folder form more information and sign up early.
Students are in the midst of learning important math skills with the implementation of new state standards and strategies such as school-wide Number Talks and grades K-4 FactsWise. Attention to non-fiction text, answering text dependent questions and writing a Summary of a Expository (grades 2-6) and Opinion Writing (grades Kindergarten and first) is preparing our students for success in education. Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs), Joanna Lauer, Pam Rennick and Anna Scharfeld, and will be our guest speakers at our Wednesday, November 12th PTA Association Meeting. Parents are encouraged to send in any questions they may have ahead of time to Cindy Arshadi, PTA representative responsible for Parent Education. I am working on booking a December date to host a Family Math Night for our Kellogg families in which parents and children together can experience a variety of the new math concepts and class activities.
We will soon be looking for 8-10 parent volunteers to assist with our district-wide traditional turkey lunch where the district kitchen roasts and hand carves more than 200 turkeys to serve alongside homemade cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Parents help serve our students.
We continue to look for any parents who are interested in assisting in a substitute capacity for playground supervision from 7:30-8:15, 9:45-10:30 and 11:30-12:45. Interested parents would need to be fingerprinted and should inquire in the office for more information. This is a paid position.
Kim Bruzzese, Principal