The Lion's Share

Fall Break

Message from the Principal:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you are probably aware, the Arizona Department of Education released school letter grades at the end of the week. This has been the first time that letter grades have been released since the state replaced the AIMS assessment. Using last year's testing data, Settler's Point earned a "B" grade.

While earning a "B" is an accomplishment, particularly when only 18% of schools in our state earned an "A" rating, we are not satisfied. We are spending time reflecting on what we are doing, and being intentional about what and how we teach. I am confident that we can use this as a learning opportunity and improve as we move forward.

I would also like to remind you that parent teacher conferences are right around the corner. This year we are having parents sign up electronically. Links for every homeroom teacher were sent out twice this week. My goal for conferences is to have 100% attendance. When school and home collaborate, it's the students that benefit. Please sign up for a time to meet with us. If you would prefer a phone conference, please reach out to your student's teacher.

It is my job to serve the parents, students, and staff of Settler's Point. If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to reach out to me.

Robert Bircher


P.S. There were so many fun events around campus this week that this newsletter has many pictures. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events!!!

  • 10/9-10/17: Fall Break
  • 10/18: Students return and 3:15 Release
  • 10/19: PTSO Meeting @ 3:30
  • 10/20: Second grade field trip to Phoenix Zoo; Battle of the Books #1
  • 10/23-10/27: Book Fair
  • 10/24: Third Grade Gifted Screener (more information below); School Council @ 4:00
  • 10/26 and 10/27: 12:15 Release for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/28: Campus Beautification Morning @ 9:00-12:00

First Grade Spotlight

First Grade!!

We’ve been working hard establishing stamina for Daily 5 and have fully implemented it into our morning reading block! The children are doing a great job reading to self, reading to someone, working on writing, working on word work, and listening to reading. We’ve also added a plus one called work on math.

K-2 Field Day!!!

Fun in Art!!

PRIDE Assembly Winners

Fun in Specials

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Parent University

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School Lunch Information

Use this link to apply for "Free or Reduced Lunch," check breakfast/lunch menus, or find instructions on how to load money to your student's account.

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