Happy Fall Parents and Community Members,
Fall Meet n Greet – A Fantastic First Event!
Our Fall Meet ‘n Greet was once again a HUGE success. We had a beautiful day and a great turn out for our first event of the school year. Thanks to Nahmese Bacot, our PTA President and many other involved parents and teachers who ensured its success. 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 are excited to continue various enrichment opportunities, including adding an exciting Financial Literacy Enrichment and expanding STEM opportunities. We look forward to sharing some of those opportunities at our Open House/ Curriculum Night on Wednesday, October 4th at 5:30- 7:00.
The Carrol Convention:
Our standard bearers, TJ Geyer, Oliver Grisdale, and Wilfredo Santana have been busy practicing moderating skills in preparation for the October Carrol Convention. For the month of September we celebrated our Value Word –RESPONSIBILITY. 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 COOPERATION.
Home Reading Program:
The best way to become a better reader is to read! Reading improves vocabulary, confidence, and understanding. 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, or you utilize our web- enabled program such as myOn . 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.
Principal’s Coffee Hour:
Beginning on Friday, October 27th, I along with other staff members including our Parent Liaison, will be hosting a Principal’s Coffee Hour. Each month I will host different topics for our discussion. The first topic will be around how we can improve reciprocal communication. This is one of our school wide goals and we will be working to seek suggestions from parents on ways we can work collectively to communicate on behalf of our students. If you have suggestions for topics, don’t hesitate to share it with me.
Dates for Principal’s Coffee Hour are as follows: 7:30 – 8:30 (Staff Lounge)
Early Dismissal Days:
As a reminder we have four remaining Early Dismissal Days for Students including the following:
December 1, February 2, March 23, and June 1
School is in session from 7:30 -11:15.
Parent Teacher Conferences:
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 and proceeds go to our PTA and are utilized to support field trips, resources, and various school events throughout the year. We will have two separate days for our “Grand Lunch” to accommodate the increased popularity of this event. Please join us as we continue to celebrate and encourage reading!
Other Upcoming Dates:
October 4 Open House / Curriculum Night 5:30 -7:00
October 6 Superintendent’s Conference Day – NO SCHOOL
October 9 Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL
October 10 Elementary District Parent-Teacher Conference
October 16-20 Scholastic Book Fair
October 18 Grades K and 1 Grand Lunch 11:40
October 18 PTA Family Night 5:30 -7:00 (Book Fair Open)
October 19 Grades 2, 3, 4 Grand Lunch 12:20
October 20 Grades 5 and 6 Grand Lunch 1:00
October 20 School Picture Day – Uniforms not required today
Principal, Charles Carroll School #46