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Happy Fall Parents and Community Members,

Our Fall Meet n Greet was once again an amazing success. Thanks to Ms. Ann Geyer, our PTA president and many other involved parents who planned an incredible, fun-filled event. In addition, our first PTA meeting had a very strong turnout. We are excited about the year ahead! Remember, these occasions are wonderful opportunities to connect to our school family. This year, we were excited to continue various enrichment opportunities, including adding Integrated Arts cycles in our primary classroom to support the curriculum. We look forward to sharing some of those opportunities at our Open Pen House/ Curriculum Night on October 7th.

We had our first PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive System) celebration in September 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. Our October word of the month is RESPONSIBILITY.

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. More information on our Whoo’s Reading and Writing Programs will be shared by our Instructional Coach, Ms. Terra Toole and our Reading Teacher, Mary Pellegrino during our Curriculum Night Event.

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. Some may be scheduled on October 15th, 2015. 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 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!

Other Upcoming Dates:

Ø  October 7th, 2015 – Open House / Curriculum Night 5:30 -7:00

Ø  October 9th, 2015 – Superintendent’s Conference Day – NO SCHOOL

Ø  October 12th, 2015 – Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL

Ø  October 15th, 2015 – Elementary District Parent-Teacher Conference- Please work with your child’s teacher to schedule parent teacher conferences.

Ø  October 19th – 23rd Scholastic Book Fair

Ø  October 23rd, 2015 – School Picture Day – Uniforms not required today


Ms. Pantoja

Principal, Charles Carroll School #46