Home of the Young Cardinals
Week of January 4
January 4 - Back to School
Math Fact Practice
Building math fluency, specifically through math fact practice, is a critical skill that we are focusing on helping our students improve and expect our students to practice at home, too.
At school, we are dedicating 10 minutes of class time daily, as well as, using our Technology class for additional practice. Attached to this letter, you will find a sample of the form that will be sent home weekly for you to verify your child is practicing at home and includes different options for math fact practice. The weekly fact practice at home will be counted as a homework grade.
One way to practice is to use an exciting new web-based curriculum called Moby Max. Moby Max is tailored to your child's individual needs, and I think you will be very impressed by how fast your child will excel while using Moby.
Best of all, your child can access Moby from your home computer at any time.
Individualized login instructions have been mailed home and can be obtained in the office if necessary.
Once logged in, your child will immediately start the lessons and begin improving his or her skills by clicking on "Fact Practice".
You can sign in as a parent as well by selecting "Parent" from the drop-down menu and entering your child's username and password. You will be able to monitor your child's progress but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Recycle those Christmas Lights
The Color Me Green Team is helping to RECYCLE THOSE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!
Working or Non-working!
Drop them off at Dryden Elementary or Dryden High School in the marked bin.
BE GREEN and RECYCLE
Collecting thru January 31, 2016
Any questions, please contact Lori Hall at 248-240-1777
(Recycling done by DD Electronics of Rochester Hills)
School Hours 8:35am-3:35pm
Students dismissed to classrooms at 8:25
Morning Drop Off
Cardinal Club (Latchkey)
Lunch Price Changes
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
January 27 - 29 Exams - Half days for Students
January 29 End of First Semester
February 12 - 15 President’s Day – No Classes
March 25 – 28 Good Friday – Easter Monday – No Classes
April 4 – 8 Spring Break – No Classes
April 15 End of Marking Period
April 21 Parent Teacher Conferences - Elementary and High School
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 14 - 16 Exams - Half Day for Students
June 16 Final Scheduled Day for School - End of Second Semester
From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Richards
According to most meteorologists, the winter for us this year should be warmer because of what is being called a Godzilla or Super El Nino. It is being compared to the strongest El Nino ever recorded, which was in 1997. That year, mudslides made a mess in California, tornadoes tore through Florida, and the Southeast was deluged with floods. Only in the Midwest did people get off easy with a mild winter.
Although I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a mild winter, frigid cold, more snow and ice may soon be upon us (YUCK!). As you can imagine, the decision to close school is quite complex. For example, the school district covers a large territory, with extreme terrain variations. Conditions in one area of the school district can be quite different from another area of the school district. Additionally, weather patterns and conditions can change suddenly, without warning.
On days when the weather is questionable and the schools are open, parents always have the right to keep their children at home if they do not believe their children should go to school. Under no circumstances should parents risk the safety of their children. If parents feel that driving conditions are dangerous or will become worse, they are encouraged to use their best personal judgment regarding attendance. Students will be excused.
- To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.
- Passionate teachers developing 21st Century Skills for all students
- An individualized and challenging curriculum
- Commitment to a safe, technology-rich learning environment
- Encouraging community and family engagement
Human Development Commission's Walk for Warmth
Saturday, Feb. 20th, 9am
Lapeer Historic Courthouse
If you have any questions, please contact Brenna Cavanaugh, Sandi Klein, or Tara Dunham at 810-664-7133.