Parent-Teacher Conference
Schedule Grades PK-8

The first quarter marking period officially ends Friday, November 2.  Fall parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled for all elementary students, PK - 5.  There are a number of things parents can expect at a parent-teacher conference.  There should be a two-way conversation.  You will have an opportunity to learn about your child at school and you can tell the teacher about your child at home.  The emphasis will be on your child’s learning so be sure to review your child’s work before the conference and be prepared to find out how he/she can do even better.   You should hear about things your child does well in school, as well as areas for improvement.
We appreciate the time you take out of your busy day to attend conferences.  We look forward to seeing you at school in November.  Please take time to visit the Book Fair while you are in school for a conference.
Lunch will be served for K-8 students on conference days.
parent is urged to make an appointment with each child’s elementary teacher.  Teachers will make special arrangements for working parents who are unable to meet on the designated days.
The Parent-Teacher Conferences will provide a great opportunity to ask questions, give teachers information that will help them understand your child’s needs, and help the school in planning your child’s school year.

Conference Times

Students will bring home a letter the week of October 22 with suggested dates/times for your child’s conference.  If your schedule is difficult, check with the teacher about arranging an alternate time to meet or schedule an additional appointment. We respectfully ask that you attempt to be on time so that all parents will be given equal opportunity.

Children are generally not encouraged to attend the Parent-Teacher Conferences.  However, after the appointment, tell your child what was discussed, omitting any information that may be difficult for him/her to understand.  Children like to be included in any changes or new plans.
Discuss any important concerns in a positive manner.  The better your child feels about his/her ability, the better he/she will do in school.  Should you have any questions you would like to ask an administrator, please contact Mrs. Philomena Goss, Elementary Principal, at 376-9005.
Parent-Teacher Conferences

PK students will complete the first quarter of the school year on Friday, November 2.  Fall parent conferences are scheduled for all day Wednesday, November 14, Thursday, November 15, and Monday, November 19.  Neither morning nor afternoon PK students will attend school on any of these days. 

Student Picture Days
October 16-17

Urbaniak Studios will be here to take individual student pictures of all students in grades PK-5 on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17.  All students will have a portrait taken for school records, and you may purchase a package of prints if you desire.  Payment for the package must be made at the time of the photo session.  Details and pricing information will be sent home in October.

Summer Math Challenge

Thank you to all of our participants in the Zearn Summer Math Challenge! These students completed at least 10 math lessons on the computer this past summer to keep their skills sharp for the new school year. Students entering Grades 1-6 participated in the challenge. The program allowed them to work on math facts, geometry, graphs, place value, fractions, decimals, and measurement.
These students met the Challenge:
Kendall Adams, Leo Adams, Orion Berezein, Kayden Birchenough, Kenzie Birchenough, Lincoln Black, Story Carraway, Lauren Crouse, Aurora Dietrich, Wyatt Donnelly, Braelynn Ann Eaves, Grace Fouse, Lily Gillette, Katarina Ruth Gohlert, Hazel Holder, Levi Holder, Adalin Jantzi, Miriana Jantzi, Pamelanne Juby,
Benjamin Lawrence, Kaylin Lyndaker, Mary McCauley, Hailey McConnell, Lincoln Millick, Chase Morrow, Lane Morrow, Jack O’Drain, Payton Remmers, Nolan Roes, Dudley Rombough, Aubree Sauter, Ella Sauter, Addison Seymour, Connor Staie, Jensen Staie, Piper Thompson, Katelynn VanNest,  Luke Vokey, Will Vokey, Michaela Ward

A special thank you to McDonald’s for supporting us with their motivational prizes to meet the Zearn Summer Math Challenge!

The Book Fair Is Coming!

We are pleased to announce that the elementary school PTO will sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16.  Hundreds of new books, both hardcover and paperback, will be on sale.  There will be books on many subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, and for all reading levels and ages.  In addition, books of interest to parents and teachers are included in the fair.  Books can be purchased any time during the school day in the north wing “breezeway.”  In addition, we will have special evening hours 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15 so that parents can enjoy browsing and buying.  Parents are also welcome to come in during school hours to make their purchases.  Thank you for supporting the PTO.
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:

Students are nicely settled into the school year.  It was great to see the excitement in the children’s eyes as they entered the school on September 5.  Students are following their new routines at their new grade levels.  We were happy to share what we do at our “Back to School Night” we hosted on September 13, 2018.

I appreciate those parents who transport their children to and from school and have cooperated with our new security measures.  As the weather turns from fall to winter, I want to remind everyone that these measures will still be in place.  Students will be able to enter the building from 7:45-8:00 at the Trinity doors and the Elementary doors will unlock at 8:00.  Morning Pre-K students can be dropped off at the Elementary doors by an adult to an adult at 8:15.  Morning Pre-K pick-up will be at the Trinity doors at 11:00 a.m.  Afternoon Pre-K drop-off will be from adult to adult at 12:15 at the Trinity doors and afternoon Pre-K pick-up will be at the North Wing entrance at 3:00.  Also, I request that people only park in designated parking areas.  A reminder to parents - all elementary students should be picked up by an adult by 3:15 p.m.  Students should go home before playing on the playground.

We truly appreciate our partnership with the families of our students.  Thank you for sending us your child each day.  We also thank you for all you do at home to help us in educating your child!

October will be a busy month and everyone will be settled back into the school routine.  We will already be wrapping up the first quarter in November with our parent/teacher conferences.   We hope that the excitement and energy of the new school year carries through the months of October and November.  We encourage students to continue to show great effort in the classroom and on homework.


Philomena B. Goss
Elementary Principal

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