Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fabulous winter break. It was so wonderful to welcome students back to school on Tuesday. Everyone was quickly back in the swing of things at school refreshed and ready for the second half of the school year.
We look forward to celebrating our Bobcats that have maintained perfect attendance during the second quarter, all day, every day! Did you know that the effects of absenteeism start early? One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent. Research shows that missing 10 percent of school, or about 18 days over the year, has a profound negative impact on academic performance, that’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absenteeism. The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Please help us grow your child into the most successful student possible by doing your best to get them to school each day. Also, the 2018- 2019 school calendar is posted on the district website to help you plan your vacations during our breaks from school.
Lastly, breaks from school give opportunities for celebration. Next weekend we will be celebrating students that spent time learning over break. Invitations to the movies will be coming home next week for a special movie on Saturday, January 19th, at 10:00. Make sure to bring your ticket with you. I look forward to seeing you at the movies.
Jenn Mekler, Principal