Thursday, December 12 is Dress Like a Teacher Day
We will have two spirit days before winter break. The first one is Thursday, December 12 and kids can come to school dressed like a teacher. I can’t wait to see how creative students will be! The next spirit day will be Friday, December 20, at which time students will be able to bring their favorite stuffed animal to school.
As you know, each of our grade levels has a 30-minute “targeted reading” time built into their schedule. During this time, students who need extra support with reading meet in small groups and work on specific skills they need help with. Students who are on track spend their time working on enrichment activities during this time. In order to best meet students’ needs, we continually assess their progress and make adjustments to the groups as needed. That means the teacher your child works with during targeted reading time may change throughout the year. Please continue to ask your child who their targeted reading teacher is and what they are working on during that time. The more we are able to partner and have the skills reinforced at home, the more progress our students will make.
If you are unsure who your child’s targeted reading teacher is, feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher. They will be able to connect you with the appropriate staff member.
Grade 1 Parade
At the end of November, our first graders spent some time learning about the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They then built their own floats and we had a parade for them at Park Terrace. All of our students watched as the first graders paraded their floats around the building, and a number of parents came to watch, too! It was absolutely adorable!
After School Classes
We will be offering after-school classes that are free of charge to families shortly after winter break. The classes will take place from 4-5 p.m. at Park Terrace, and transportation home will be available for those who live within Park Terrace boundaries. Students will bring home the registration forms early next week. Please be on the lookout for the forms and return them as soon as possible.