October 6th Update

Chisholm Families

Conferences, Fall Break, End of the 1st 9 weeks

As the month of October is upon us, I hope everyone is finding opportunities to get outside and enjoy this mild weather we've been experiencing lately. The days are getting shorter, the outside temperatures are much cooler, and we are beginning to see the signs of trees starting to turn as the season of fall is upon us. This time of year also brings us to the close of the first 9 weeks of school, parent/ teacher conferences, and fall break.

Parent/ teacher conferences are scheduled to take place this Thursday, October 8th, and next Tuesday, October 13th from 4:30 to 8:00. Conferences this year will be held virtually, and you should have received notification from your child's teacher on available times. In an effort to meet with all parents, each conference is scheduled to last 15 minutes. Teachers will share information on the start of the year, recent screening results for each child in math and reading, and answer any questions you might have with regards to both the in-class and remote instruction. If you need more time then the allotted 15 minutes, another meeting can be set up in the near future.

We will be out of school from Thursday, October 15th through Monday, October 19th for fall break. School will resume on Tuesday, October 20th for in-class instruction for "A" students, and remote instruction for "B" students. October 20th will also mark the beginning of the 2nd nine weeks reporting period.

I do regret to inform you that Chisholm's tradition of the Storybook Parade will not take place this year. We were always holding out the hope that we could somehow figure out a way to make events like the Storybook Parade continue, but the reality is it's just not feasible under our current CDC and school guidelines.

I hope that everyone is able to find an opportunity over the next couple of weeks to get away, unplug, and do something enjoyable with your family. It was pretty evident back in August that this school year would be challenging and look different from previous years. We also knew the learning curve for our students, parents, and staff was going to be steep. While there have been numerous hazards and roadblocks over the first 9 weeks, there have also been numerous areas of growth and improvement, which can be attributed to the patience, flexibility, and hard work of everyone involved. Regardless of what the future has in store for us, I feel confident our staff will work to provide the best level of instruction and support for our students and our families.

Congratulations Mrs. McCook - Chisholm's 2020-21 Teacher of the Year

This past Friday, schools throughout Edmond announced their site teachers of the year. Each site teacher of the year comes from a process of teachers within the building nominating and voting on the individual teacher to represent the building. Each site's teacher of the year will later have the opportunity to represent Edmond as our district teacher of the year.

Although we have numerous teachers at Chisholm worthy of this recognition, our award can only go to one individual. I am happy to announce that Mrs. Alyssa McCook is Chisholm's teacher of the year. Mrs. McCook has taught in Edmond since 2016 and has been a part of our staff here at Chisholm since 2017. Below are some pictures that were taken last Friday right after the announcement.