Jennifer Tilley, Principal Shari Hardinger, Admin Intern
It is hard to believe that cool evenings and mornings are already here! What a change a week brings. Please make sure to dress your child appropriately for the changing weather as we will go outside if the wind chill is above 32 degrees and below 95 degrees. Along with seasonal changes we have some exciting changes coming to our building. We will welcome the district Parents as Teachers program to our SMISC family this month. And most exciting of all, have you ever wondered what SMISC or Shawnee Mission Instructional Support Center means? We have been given an amazing opportunity to change our building name to one that really reflects what we are all about. We would like your input too! Please click on this link to cast your vote!
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We had a wonderful turn out for Open House and hope to continue the pattern with high attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences (Oct. 19th & Oct. 20th). Your support of your child may be one of the most important factors in determining their success in school. You should have received a scheduled appointment time with your classroom teacher, if you do not have one or have forgotten please call the office or your teacher and we will be happy to get that set up for you. Please note there will be no school for PK students on Oct. 13th and 14th for Teacher Professional Development, and Oct. 19th, Oct. 20th, and 21st for Parent Teacher Conferences.
We have many wonderful learning opportunities planned for our students this month from pumpkins, fall, and leaves to fire safety. Please ask them about the things they are learning about in school. We recently learned that a child has to hear a new word or concept 2000 (!) times before it moves from short term memory to long term memory!! Keep those conversations going with your kids!
We love our SMISC families and would love to have you volunteer in our building. Do you have a special talent you would like to share with our students? Do you play an instrument, are you a great story teller, do you have an interesting job? Let us know- we are always on the look out for new learning experiences for our students. If you would like to share a talent with us PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will end this month with our Fall Party. We are going to try a new approach to our fall parties and will be looking for parent volunteers to help us run stations in our gym. Please consider working a shift during our fall party. More information coming very soon. until then……
Your Partner in Education,Mrs. Tilley
Assistant Admin Notes - Shari Hardinger
One of the apps our teachers are using is called Seesaw. This is a student portfolio app and a great way for our staff to connect with families. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, please do so. We want you to see all the great things your children are learning at school!
Until next time: Learn, Teach, Reflect, Grow, Repeat . . . . !