Happy Fall Parents and Community Members,
Our Fall Meet ‘n Greet was once again an amazing success. We had an awesome turn out thanks to our incredible PTA. There was a wonderful opportunity to meet each other and gear up for another fabulous school year. This year, we were excited to learn we are receiving five new Chromebook carts with 25 laptops in each cart. More reliable technology at School #46 means more instructional tools to support engaging curriculum and learning. We had our first PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive System) celebration on September 29th, 2013 and for the month of September we celebrated our Value Word – COOPERATION. Classes earn letters from adults in the building, other than their classroom teacher, for walking in the hall quietly and following school rules as a class.
As we all agree, the best way to become a better reader is to read! Reading improves vocabulary, confidence, and knowledge. Students who read regularly are more likely to be successful in high school and college. As part of our Whoo’s Reading Program, we ask all students to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, either independently or as a family. Family reading includes time that you read to your child, you take turns reading, or your child reads to you. Please help your child keep a record of his or her reading on the Whoo’s Reading calendar provided and return the calendar at the end of the month.
In addition, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher to schedule a parent-teacher conference if you haven’t already done so. We believe that students benefit the most when we work closely with families. You are your child’s first teacher and we are here to support you in making sure your child has a wonderful year academically and socially.
We hope you have time to visit our school and participate in our Scholastic Book Fair this month. It will be hosted in the library from October 20-24 and proceeds go to our PTA and are utilized to support field trips, resources, and various school events throughout the year. It is also a great opportunity to expand your home library at a reasonable cost. Please join us as we continue to celebrate and encourage reading!
Principal, Charles Carroll School #46
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 36th Annual Holiday Bazaar