Great Start to 2018

February 2, 2018

Dear Parents,

We had a great start to 2018 at Chippewa School. The students came back to school excited and eager to learn. The New Year started with the mid trimester Positive Behavior Interventions (PBIS) assembly. In the PBIS assembly the children and the staff reviewed the Be Rules; Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Each classroom had a celebration after the assembly. The students who completed the Kindness challenge have their names posted on sunbursts that are brightening our hallway. Our staff reinforces behaviors that demonstrate kindness and continue to acknowledge small acts of kindness daily. It is amazing how contagious kindness can be.

As always, the days are filled with meaningful teaching and learning. The teachers continue to share curriculum news and tips for learning in their weekly newsletters. Please take time to read the newsletters and follow the teachers' recommendations. I encourage you to read with your child every night and ask questions about his or her day at school. This is a precious time for you and your child to bond and at the same time show your child the importance of reading. Each student will bring home the results from the NWEA Winter MAP test on Friday, February 9. This assessment presents information on growth from Fall to Winter. It also informs each teacher how to best plan for instruction for the remainder of the year.

If your child rides the bus, please make sure he or she has a tag on his or backpack with the bus stop information. This is helpful when there are substitute bus drivers.

The district will hold preschool and kindergarten registration on February 8th. The exact times are posted on the district website. Please let your friends and neighbors know about our great schools!

We will continue to go outside when the temperature in above 20 degrees. It is best if the children are dressed for the weather. Boots should be worn if the children want to play in the field.

You are welcome to contact me if with questions or concerns at anytime.

Stay Warm,

Mrs. Mary Lynn Duffy