Grace Abbott Elementary
NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE
This article appears every year at this time of the year to inform parents of how staff determines classroom assignments for next year. I want to explain how the process works and what requests will be considered. I’m hoping this year parents abide by these parameters. During April the teachers at each grade level will put together class lists for next year using the following criteria:
Different academic levels of students including those in special education, the literacy intervention program, HAL program, etc.
Matching individual learning styles with teaching styles as best we can
Keeping classroom dynamics in balance
As you can see, a great deal of thought and effort goes into making these class lists. Granting every request is unrealistic and would undo the long process that has been carefully put together and jeopardize the integrity of that work. In addition, children need to work in and with a variety of circumstances now and in the future both in terms of personnel and environment. As parents, we won’t be requesting their bosses and coworkers in the future (at least I hope not). The classroom dynamics are best determined by the Abbott staff as we see the big picture.
If you have some unusual circumstances that you feel you must address, please do the following:
Make a formal request in writing addressing your child’s learning style and the type, not the name, of the teacher that would benefit your child.
Turn in the request by April 22, 2022 via email or a letter.
The 5th grade team departmentalizes (which means one teacher teaches all science, another all reading, etc.). Therefore, all fifth grade students will have each fifth grade teacher. Thus, no need to make a request.
If you’re new to Abbott, the kids will meet their teacher on the last day.
COLLEGE 4 KIDS
This is a reminder that Abbott will host College 4 Kids from Metropolitan Community College this summer. We now have paper copies of their catalog in our office. Registration began on 2/3 at www.mccneb.edu/c4k or call 531 622-5437. This summer the classes at Abbott will be from 6/13-6/17. There are over 30 classes offered this summer.
Spring Break, April 4 - 8 NO SCHOOL
Runza Night, April 11, 5 - 7 p.m.
PTO Meeting, April 12, 6:30 p.m. Zoom link below:
2nd Grade Program, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
New KG parent meeting, April 21, 6:30 p.m.
UPCOMING NSCAS ASSESSMENTS
SPARK ( Formerly Kids Network)
Don’t Miss Out On This Epic Summer!
Are you looking for full day fun for your student this summer? Spark (formerly Kids Network) is a program provided by the Millard Public Schools Foundation and this summer we have great adventures planned for your child. Weekly registration is available, themed activities and weekly field trips!
New this year – Spark UP is our new summer program designed exclusively for incoming 5th and 6th graders.
Join us for a summer to remember! Don’t delay – we have limited spots available. Register Today! www.mpsfoundation.org
The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives.
WATCH D.O.G.S. SIGN UP
We are excited to invite our Watch DOGS (Dad of Great Students) back into the building this year! If you would like to volunteer for either a full day, or over our lunch times, please complete the Watch DOG sign up. You can email Charlene Hale (email@example.com) with any questions.