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Message from the Director
All of that aside, there is also some fun winter events coming up this month! Four grade levels will have a winter music concert, a few grades have field trips, a holiday Movie Night on December 6, and winter holiday celebrations on December 21.
If you're interested, please join us for our first Partners in Education volunteer group meeting on Friday, December 2 at 8:30. Or, there's another opportunity to get involved by attending our School Accountability and Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:30pm. Drop your kids off at the Movie Night and join us to discuss Adventure's plans for continuous school improvement.
I hope all of you had a healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving with family and friends. Looking forward to some joyful winter fun with our Adventure Crew!
- December 2 - PIE meeting, 8:30am
- December 6 - Movie Night, 5:00pm
- December 6 - SAAC meeting, 5:30pm
- December 7 - late start; classes begin at 10:10; no PK
- December 16 - Winter music concerts (9:15 grades 3-4, 2:15 grades K--1)
- December 22-January 4 - Winter Break, no classes
- January 10 - Coffee with the Directors, 8:15am
- January 16 - No school, MLK holiday
- February 1 - late start; classes begin at 10:10; no PK
On a delayed start day, school will begin two hours later than the usual start time which means Adventure students begin at 10:10. Bus pick-up times would also be delayed by two hours. AM PK classes are cancelled on late start days; PM PK classes begin at the regular time.
Winter Music Concerts
We're also planning for a special Valentine's Day concert for the 2nd graders, stay tuned!
Student Council Updates
Movie, Soda, Popcorn: $5
Student Council is also selling Candy Grams between December 5 and 13. Candy Grams cost $1 and will be delivered to students on December 16. You can buy them at Movie Night or at school.
As our society transitions out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are also navigating a significant rise in other respiratory illnesses such as RSV. It is important that we all take care of ourselves and stay home when we are sick. It is also important that we attend school each and every day that we are well. "Chronic absence--missing 10% or more of school days due to absence for any reason--excused, unexcused absences, and suspension--can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the 3rd grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school." (AttendanceWorks.org)
As a school, we monitor attendance each day and wish to support students and their families in removing the barriers to consistent attendance. Part of that requires us to communicate concerns as we notice a pattern. As such, we send attendance letters each month. Please review Adventure's detailed attendance policy here.
During the weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, all our classes are participating in a competition to increase our daily attendance rate. Currently, most of Adventure's grade levels have an average rate below 90%. Mapleton promotes a daily attendance rate of 97%. Please reach out to someone in the main office if your family could use help with attendance!
Maintaining Focus in Classrooms
Opportunities for Parent Involvement
Coffee with the Directors
Once a month, we gather with families informally in the cafeteria to enjoy coffee and conversation. We start at 8:15. Come connect with other families, ask questions, and learn more about Adventure. The next Coffee with the Directors will be Tuesday, January 10 at 8:15! We look forward to seeing you!
Partners in Education
Partners in Education (PIE) is a parent volunteer group. There are multiple ways to get involved as a volunteer. Each school year, volunteers must complete paperwork and photo identification for a background check before working with students. The forms can be found online in English and Spanish. This group will meet for the first time on Friday, December 2 at 8:30.
School Advisory and Accountability Committee
The School Advisory and Accountability Committee discusses school improvement strategies and makes recommendations. Details about the 22-23 School Performance Plan type and improvement efforts can be found here. The next SAAC meeting will be Tuesday, December 6 at 5:30pm.