From the Principal

 New Morning Dropoff.doc  

 February 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 I hope you are all enjoying the snow! I can not believe how fast this school year is going as we approach the 100th day this week.  I can see the kindergarteners getting taller!

 This part of the school year is especially busy for our teachers as we take benchmark assessments in ELA and math and adjust instruction according to results. It’s been amazing to watch our student’s progress in their writing samples that are posted in the hallways.  Today, I have to respond to persuasive letters written to me by our 2nd graders!

 In January, our school participated in the Great Kindness Challenge, with all classes being more mindful about treating others kindly and with respect. Our February word of the month is patience.  We have been doing Mindful Mondays and Thoughtful Thursdays, starting the day with breathing exercises and/or a brief guided meditation.  Research tells us these strategies help children become calm and centered, which enhances their engagement in learning.

 La Petite Dentistry will be here next week to discuss healthy habits with our students. And thanks to our wonderful PTA, the author visit will be rescheduled for May.

 Please take a few minutes to go to the district website at www.nanuetsd.org and complete the parent survey for our Middle States Accreditation process.  It will help us serve you, our community, to the best of our ability going forward. 

 Please read the link attached with the new morning drop-off procedures that will start next Monday.

 While I love the snow, I’m eager for the first buds of spring! Enjoy your short vacation next week.

Sincerely,

Maryellen