Dear Parents and Community Members,
We’ve had a successful start to the school year. It’s great to see the students settling into their new classrooms and routines, and to see all the learning that is taking place every day. I could not be more impressed with all that the students and teachers have already accomplished. Our switch to trimesters and a standards-based report card last year have been successful. We have found that a Standards-Based Report card allows teachers to focus on the standards from the beginning of the school year, giving students opportunities to get help early when needed.
We remain excited about the “CARES” program that has become part of our building environment. It is a simple but effective plan that encourages our students to be respectful to all and use appropriate behavior while at school. It continues to work great. We still need your continued support at home in order for all of our students to perform at the level they are capable of. You can help by seeing that your child reads for enjoyment with a “just right” reading book. Teachers can give you more information about the “just right” level of book that your child should be reading. Our building goal this year will focus on math fluency. We feel that math facts are the building blocks to all further math objectives. Each grade level has developed objectives that will address this important skill. Like always if you have any questions about our elementary schools do not hesitate to call. I am excited for another great year at SCF and Dresser Elementary Schools.