Dear Bobcat Families,
It is hard to believe that we are looking at the final stretch of the school year. Hold on to your seats, with less than 40 school days left in the school year, we still have a lot to do! Our first and second grade students did a fabulous job taking the SAT 10. We had 100% of our primary students complete their assessments with very few make up sessions. We also had our third graders take their ELA section of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). We have every confidence that these students demonstrated all they have learned this year J We have many more sessions of FSA ahead, so please make sure to listen closely to my Sunday calls to know which days we have a closed campus. Thank you for your help with creating the best possible environment for our students during these assessments. As the end of this year is approaching quickly, many of us set our sights on what next year will bring. I have started to receive a few questions regarding class placement for next year. To effectively balance classes, many factors are considered when we make class lists. Because of this process, we are unable to accept parent requests for a specific teacher. However, I welcome you to send me a letter/email describing your child’s learning style or an effective teaching style your child responds well to, if you so choose. If you would like to non-request a teacher that a sibling has had, you may submit that in writing, as well. We make every effort to make the best match possible based on the many variables we take into consideration. Our goal is a successful and collaborative learning environment for all students. All letters/emails must be received no later than May 5th, 2017. Mrs. Cannata and I enjoyed celebrating with the students, that conquered our Spring Break Challenge, last Saturday at the movies. Over the course of this school year, we have celebrated with nearly 500 students at the movies. It is very important to me to create students that take control of their learning and enjoy growing themselves, even as we are on breaks from school. I have loved seeing this quality in so many of our students. I am so very grateful for AMC Woodlands partnering with us this year. It has been fun getting to relax with our Bobcat families at our movie celebration. Next time you stop by the movies, consider thanking them for their support of our school.
Jenn Mekler, Principal