Note From the Roundtable:
Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their Winter Break and had time to re-connect with family and friends.
As we reflect on 2013, the year was filled with many exciting learning opportunities for our students. As a New Year begins, our faculty and staff are committed to making 2014 a year filled with success through hard work and dedication by providing students with daily opportunities to grow. As you support us on this educational journey, allow the following tips to be your resolutions for the New Year to ensure success for your child:
1) GET A PLAN AND STICK TO IT. Set a specific quiet time every day for homework and the minimum of 30 minutes of independent, sustained reading. Since homework is never a task of new learning, allow your child to work independently and plan to check the homework for accuracy upon completion.
2) BE A CHEERLEADER. Show excitement about what's going on at school. Some children perform poorly in school due to a lack of confidence. For a child to feel good about learning, he must first feel good about himself. Encourage your child by praising his efforts each week when reviewing the Thursday folder enclosed with grades.
3) MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH THE SCHOOL. Stay in contact with your child's teachers and be aware of their expectations. Help set goals for improvement for second semester after receiving your child's Report Card on January 22. Make sure that your child knows you are interested in what's happening at school. This will send the message that what he is doing is important.
We will kick off the New Year with our Boosterthon Fun Run event from January 7-17. The nine-day program promotes three specific values during the fun-filled experience: Fitness, Leadership, and Character. This year's character theme is "Camp High-Five", and it's all about CHOICES! Our students will focus on building character and learning to make important choices when developing friendships.
Here's to another year full of joy, good health, and educational success for all students at North Elementary!
Keishea M. Mickles
Keishea M. Mickles