Langston's Letters

October 3 - October 7

A Note from the Principal

Dear Langston Hughes Family,


Last week we began our beginning-of-the-year student screenings. Students began with the iReady Reading screenings. This data will allow teachers to see exactly where students are as readers and design instruction that is customized to support their individual growth. Teachers have also conducted one-on-one reading assessments to determine a student's independent reading level. Similar assessments in mathematics will begin this week. When the assessments are completed you will receive your child's data. I will host a virtual meeting to explain what the results mean, how your child's needs will be met in school, and what you can do at home to help your child meet their instructional goals.


Until then, please make sure your child is present and punctual so they can take their assessments without rushing.


Have a wonderful week!


Denean Stephens-Spellman

Just a Reminder

The weather is constantly changing. Please make sure students are dressed warmly in the morning. Outdoor arrival will continue for a few more weeks, and children also play outside for recess.

Dates to Remember

  • October 5: Yom Kippur--schools closed

  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples/Italian Heritage Day--schools closed

  • October 28: Fall Ball for grades 3-5 5:30pm-8:00pm

  • October 31: Literacy Character Day for grades 3K-2

  • November 3: Half-day for Parent-Teacher Conference--11:10am dismissal

  • November 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences--Afternoon and evening times to be announced

  • November 8: Election Day - No students in attendance

  • November 11: Veteran's Day--schools closed

  • November 14: Picture Day

  • November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving recess--schools closed

  • December 26 - January 2: Winter recess--schools closed