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Conference Sign Up

One thing you can count on in our district is our efforts to try to improve our communication with you. Recently, you have found how to register for a conference with your child's teacher via our Skyward software. I hope you found it to be convenient and an improvement. I want to thank you for taking the time to talk with your child's teacher to learn about strengthening the connection with school and home. Please take a moment to prepare for the conference with ideas, questions, hopes and dreams for your child to share at the meeting.

Book Fair is around the corner!

Our first Annual Primary School Book Fair-0 will be November 11-November 15th. Our PTO is sponsoring the event with the help of Stacey Rice and Heather Serwin. Our Intermediate School will be hosting one as well. We are committed to building our classroom libraries through this event and your participation, as always, is so important. We will have some fun special happenings during the fair so be sure to stay tuned for these. Our fair will be held in the main hallway for your shopping and buying convenience. Thanks so much!

The Annual Merton Schools Food Drive

It is that time of year where Darlene Hafferman, food drive coordinator does her magic to help area families, over 35 last year, in getting groceries for these less fortunate individuals. In our school, you will find many signs reminding the staff and students about the food drive and the difference our school can make in the lives of others by bringing in non-perishable food items. We will be making announcements about the drive during the month of November. We will keep count of the items brought in and have our annual celebration in our cafeteria on the 26th. There may be some friendly competition between classes too. We appreciate your participation in this special event.

Writers' Writing Every Day!

Over the past year, I have provided background on our Writers' Workshop program. This past summer a team of teachers and principals from our schools went to Columbia University Teachers' College to learn more about the program and how to improve our practices. Our team presented to our staff in August the ideas we learned about. I am very proud to say that during my walkthroughs, I have observed children immersed in their writing, demonstrating more stamina, and generating more ideas that last year. The conferring that happens between child and teacher has also been rewarding to watch.

I look forward to reading more of the students' writing on the morning announcements-good fun for everyone to listen to the unique thoughts of our young writers.