As this year comes to a close, I want to thank you for your support and generosity. I am so thankful for the many hours you spend volunteering in the classrooms and attending our school events. It is clear you are invested in your child's education.
I know some of you are already thinking about next year and wondering what teacher your child will have. I have already received a few requests for teachers so I wanted to explain where I stand with teacher assignments and requests. My official stance, as in years past, is that I do not take teacher requests. I hope this letter helps you understand why I choose this stance. The goal of the school is to provide each child with the best educational experience possible. We recognize the importance of providing high quality instruction in a safe and nurturing environment.
The teachers have been working hard to create balanced classes with their current students for next year. They take into account such things as personalities, academics, behaviors, and special needs. This is a very intensive process that pays dividends in the end. The teachers know your children so well in this environment and work hard to place them with a group of students that best fits their needs. Our experience is that balanced classes make for a better experience for the students and the teachers. I will take on the responsibility of assigning teachers to those classes and making any adjustments based on the needs of specific students.
I recognize there are a few students who have very specific needs that need to be addressed. If you feel your child is one of these, you will need to come in and meet with me to discuss these needs. I will make sure your child’s future teacher is able to meet his or her needs and provide high quality instruction. If this is the case, will you please call and make an appointment to meet with me in the next two weeks.
As a friendly reminder these last ten days of school, please help your students dress appropriately for the weather. Some mornings are chilly and require a jacket . PLEASE make sure the jackets come home. If you have questions about what is and is not appropriate for your students to wear to school, Nebo dress code standards can be found at the following website: http://www.nebo.edu/pubpolicy/J/JDG.pdf I know there is a SUPER CUTE new style of having a shirt with shoulders cut out. Unfortunately shoulders need to be completely covered. If your child wears this shirt, she will need to wear a tshirt underneath.
We have lots of fun events happening now until the end of the school year. Please keep checking the School Calendar and Teacher's Newsletters. If you are willing to volunteer for the Olympic Day. Please give me a call at the school. I appreciate all you do for your children!
5/17 2nd Grade Field Trip
5/17 6th Grade Graduation
5/18 3rd Grade Field Trip
5/19 Kindergarten Graduation
5/22 Day of Service
5/23 5th Grade Program
5/24 1st and 2nd Grade Field Trip
5/24 3rd - 6th grade Pool
5/25 Olympic Day
5/26 Last Day of School OUT AT 12:00