The Lion's Share

November/December 2018

A Message from the Principal:

As we look to close out 2018, we have many things happening around campus.


Yesterday we had our annual spelling bee in which we were represented by some very talented 3-6 grade spellers. On Saturday, Settler's Point sent students, staff, and parents to be featured in the annual Gilbert Days Parade. Moving forward we have field trips, holiday concerts, assemblies, and much more.


The month of December will be a critical one for the staff at Settler's Point. After meeting with several members of the district office, we are moving forward with an aggressive professional development plan for our teaching staff. We will have 3-6 grade teachers being trained in a reading program called "Act Now." This program is built around having teachers use rigorous text to teach students how to have meaningful, collaborative conversations that will inspire more critical thinking. Additionally, every grade level will have a day of professional development with our district's reading coach that focuses on unpacking College and Career Readiness standards, and how to provide more conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts. These trainings will mean that there will be some more substitutes on campus than normal, but we feel that these opportunities will lead to better instruction for all of our students.


From our Settler's Point family to yours, we hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We are thankful for you and all you do!


Robert Bircher

Principal

Upcoming Events:

11/17 - Gilbert Days Parade @8:30am

11/21-11/23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

11/28- Chorus @7:30am, Early Release 2:15pm

11/29 - Muttigrees Club 4th-6th Grade @3:15pm

11/30 - 6th Gr. Band to Highland High School 9am-12pm

12/3-12/7 - PTSO's Santa's Secret Shop

12/5 - Chorus @7:30am, 6th Gr. Band/Strings Concert@ 8:40am, 5th Gr Band/Strings Concert @9:30am, Strings Concert 6pm, Band Concert 6:30pm, Ice Cream Night 3:30-9pm (Frozen Creamery on Ray/Cooper) Early Release @2:15pm

12/6 - Muttigrees Club 4th-6th Gr @3:15pm

12/7 - Fun Run @8:23am, Childsplay-1st/2nd/3rd in the cafeteria @ 8:45am

12/12 - Chorus @7:30am, Chorus Concert @1:15pm, Early Release @2:15pm, Chorus Holiday Concert 6pm

12/14 - 4th Gr field trip to Wildlife Zoo

12/19 - Regular School Day @3:15pm

12/20 - Muttigrees Club @3:15pm

12/21 - Half Day Release 12:15pm

12/24-1/4 - Winter Break

1/7/19 - School Resumes - Happy New Year

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