October Principal’s Passage

 

                As you may know, EES is making the change to a standards-based grade card.  The teachers are working hard to make this transition which we feel is better for the students as it focuses on specific skills students know.  This year will be a work in progress on the grade cards as we are continually looking at the best ways to teach and assess students on the academic standards. 

                 This year we are continuing to practice various crisis situations that could happen at school.  All of these drills are done to help keep your children safe while at school.  An evacuation and re-unification drill is tentatively scheduled for October 23 at 2:15pm.  More information will be sent home later.  Please talk with your student about the need for these drills and how they ensure their safety. 

                 On the first Friday of the month students have Bearcub Groups while teachers are in Professional Learning Community meetings.  Topics of this year’s Bearcub Groups will focus on character traits and 21st Century Skills.

Please join us for the second Coffee with Moms and Dads is on October 6 from 7:20-7:50am at EES.  This is an informal come and go opportunity to have cinnamon rolls and coffee, and have educational fellowship.  

                Get the latest news at EES and reminders by following me @EESKMSPrincipal on Twitter!

 

                October 20 and 21 from 4:00-8:00pm are Parent Teacher Conferences.  A schedule will be sent home soon.  Please confirm the time and let the teacher or office know if that particular time does not work.  This is a great time to discuss your child’s progress in school.  100% attendance at conferences is our goal and with your help we will be able to achieve it!

Good questions for parents to ask teachers during conferences:

1. What are my child's strengths?

2. If you could choose one area for my child to improve on, which would it be?

3. What kind of progress has my child made since the beginning of school?

4. How does my child relate to his/her peers?

5. How are my child's organizational skills?

6. How can I support my child best?

Parents know their children best! Asking for specific ideas from the teacher is appreciated and encouraged by our staff as it helps us meet the needs of your child!

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USD327 Secretary,
Oct 1, 2014, 12:16 PM