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Family Updates

Week of September 19, 2022

Notes for the Upcoming Week

Reminder - 12:55 p.m. Student Dismissal on 9/19/22 and 9/22/22
  • Due to each school's Back to School Nights, a reminder that Monday and Thursday of next week will both be 12:55 p.m. student dismissal days.


Mickle Back to School Night (Thursday, 9/22/22)

  • Samuel Mickle will host our Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22, 2022. We look forward to being able to provide families with the opportunity to visit the school to learn more about your child’s instructional programming and classrooms, as well as visit with various other school staff members and school community groups.
    • Please refer to the schedule below based on your child’s grade-level. Classroom presentations will be held in your child’s classroom. During the Special Areas, Related Services, and School Community Tables session, you may choose to visit your child’s Special Areas, Speech & Language, and Basic Skills teachers, as well as other staff such as the Child Study Team members, school nurse, and school counselor. These staff members will be available in their classrooms/offices. During the homeroom classroom presentations, 5th and 6th grade homeroom teachers will provide parents with a rotation schedule so you are able to meet each of your child’s teachers.
    • Thursday's (9/22) Mickle Back to School Night Schedule


    Start Strong

    • Start Strong is a state required assessment administered to students in grades 4-10 for ELA, grades 4-8 and specific high school courses in Mathematics, and grades 6, 8, and 12 for Science. Unlike state assessments in the Spring, Start Strong is intended to be a brief assessment with one unit for each subject-area. Mickle students in grades 4 and 5 will take one assessment per day, and students in grade 6 will take ELA on one day and Math and Science together on a second day. Each assessment will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

    • Students in grades 4-6 will complete their Start Strong units on Tuesday (9/20) and Wednesday (9/21).

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    Thought for the Week

    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

    - Arthur Ashe

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    Character Education and SEL

    • Our current Buzzworthy trait is Acceptance.

    Character Dares

    The purpose of the Character Dare process is to build habits of character by offering consistent, practical ways to engage in the practice of these sometimes-abstract traits. A weekly (and sometimes daily) exercise and check-in around something like kindness helps bring the character trait to life in our real relationships and provides a system for regular conversation and action.
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