Gator Family News 2/10
From the desk of Christopher J. Blake
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Empowering today’s students to embrace tomorrow’s possibilities.
Our mission is to foster and motivate high level learning through innovative strategies to create lifelong learners in a safe and positive environment that partners with a diverse community.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank our Counselors...Heather Stauffer and Kelley Bell. This week has been National School Counseling Week. This year's theme, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.
Thank you Mrs. Stauffer and Mrs. Bell for being our AWESOME counselors!!! Thank you for all you do for the students, parents and staff at TLMS!
Early College High School-Attention 8th Grade Parents
Technology Parent Night
Improving attendance at Three Lakes Middle School is a top priority this school year. There is a direct correlation between student attendance and school success.
Our attendance for the week is as follows:
Grade 6: 96.29%
Grade 7: 92.49%
Grade 8: 95.51%
Congratulations to our 6th graders for having the highest attendance this week!!! Continue motivating your students to attend school...it makes a difference!!!
Here are some helpful hints to help with attendance:
- Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.
- Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, counselor, or administrator to get them excited about going to school.
- Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).
- Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, counselor, or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.
- If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed.