March 8, 2013 (Vol. 10)

Thank you for all that you do for our students! Have a great conference week!


  • Quote of the Week: "There's no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you." Author Unknown
  • Dr. McNamara - for presenting "Changes in the Classroom" to our parents (about 80 showed up!); a great presentation about the Common Core.
  • 2nd Grade Performance - Great job second grade teachers and Mrs. Barba. What a beautiful performance!
  • Book Club - Thank you to Ellen, Jeanne, Katy, Christine, Lindsey, Lisa Sturt, and Jackie for your time, input, and great feedback!
  • Kinder Team - What a lovely visit to CC and SV.

Education Corner: An Educator Shifts Her Thinking In Three Key Areas

This article discusses three core instructional strategies (three things that we are doing at Highlands!): Gradual Release of Responsibility, Being Clear with Objectives, and Assessment.

Don't forget to change your clocks on the 10th. Enjoy the long days of sunlight!