Roderick Review

Sharing the latest news, events, and ideas from Roderick

December Edition

Thank you, PTO!

On Friday, December 1st, a brand new monitor was installed in the Roderick Lobby thanks to the generous support of our PTO! The Morning Message that has formerly been written on the easel, will now be posted on the monitor along with other slides of important upcoming events and any special information about the day. As you enter the building, if you have suggestions for other information to include, please let us know!

The PTO also sponsored our 4th and 5th grade Hoedown at Roderick on November 17th. This annual tradition is something the students really look forward to. Thank you to all who were involved in organizing and chaperoning this great event!

Report Cards and Conferences

Thank you to all of our families for taking the time to meet with your child's teachers during the fall parent-teacher conferences! The timing of the conferences was earlier this year than in the past few years and it seemed to work well to meet prior to the Thanksgiving recess. This year was also the first time we are rolling out the standards-based format of the report card in Mathematics. Thank you to the parents who have shared their feedback including questions and suggestions for both the report cards and the conference structure! By sharing your perspectives, you will help us to continually refine our practices to improve two-way communication regarding your child's progress.

New Science Units

Each grade is piloting at least one new science unit this year to address the most current science standards. There have been some glimpses of the learning in action uploaded to our Twitter feed. Throughout the year, more photographs will be posted to capture the learning in action. If you are not a Twitter follower, do not fret! You can view the Twitter feed right from our website. Pictures will also be posted from time to time on the monitor in the lobby.

Dr. Beauchaine

Roderick School Principal