Chimborazo Elementary Newsletter

June 2018

Principal's Message

Parents and Community Stakeholders,

First, I would like to thank all of the parents and community members for your overwhelming support as I wrap up my second year as principal at Chimborazo. We have made significant progress, however, there is still work that remains to be done. Collectively, we will continue to enhance areas where we are thriving and build and refine the areas in which additional support and attention is needed. We will soon be completing SOL testing in grades 3 through 5 with the exception of those who qualified to retake a respective test (375-399 on the initial test). As the year comes to a close, we will continue to educate your students until the very last day of school. Tests do not dictate the everyday evolutions at Chimborazo. They are simply a latent function of the instructional practices and hard work exhibited by our students and teachers. We will be celebrating the culmination of this hard work during our moving on ceremonies for our VPI and 5th grade students as they begin the next chapters in their academic endeavors. I am extremely proud of all of the students who have given maximum effort academically and in exhibiting our IB attitudes throughout the school year. We will be have summer school here at Chimborazo to support students in preventing the 'summer slide' in the areas of reading and math. If you have not submitted the summer school application for your child to attend, please do so immediately so that we can ensure he or she receives the support they need. Applications are available in the front office. We will also host a 'Prevent the Summer Slide BBQ' on the 13th of this month where you will have an opportunity to receive work and information to ensure your child stays engaged in learning. They should finish each day being a little bit smarter then how they started it. Thank you again for your continued support. The next newsletter will be sent in September before we begin the 2018-2019 school year and will outline our goals, new staff members, and a multitude of tangible information to ensure a successful and productive school year.


David T. Peck

Principal of the Mighty Chimborazo Jaguars

Prevent the Summer Slide

Summer Reading Facts

  • The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.
  • Parents of children enrolled in the public library summer reading program reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer, read more books, were well prepared for school in the fall, and read more confidently.
  • Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Libraries are part of the solution.
  • To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading Club reminds kids that reading is for fun—as well as for learning.
  • There’s so much to see, so much to do at your library! There’s no better place to take your kids. The library is a place to learn, read, and have fun…a place the whole family can enjoy. In fact, more than 82 million children attend library programs every year.
  • Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
  • The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to gains in reading achievement. Numerous studies show that access to books and magazines is directly related to higher reading achievement.

Supplemental Math Materials

Here are some math materials to work with your child at home during the summer. More information will be disseminated for Reading at our BBQ. Keep your eye out in the Tuesday folder the next two weeks as well!

June Events

Monday, June 4th- 3rd grade Math SOL Day 1

Tuesday, June 5th- 3rd grade Math SOL Day 2

Friday, June 8th- 10 am 5th grade Picnic @Chimborazo Park

Tuesday, June 12th- VPI moving on ceremony

Wednesday, June 13th- 10 am 5th grade Moving on Ceremony

4:30 pm Prevent the Summer Slide BBQ

Friday, June 15th- Last day of school for students

Report Cards Sent Home

Word of the Month


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Please consider joining PTA!

We have a very dedicated group of parent volunteers in our PTA! Please consider joining and supporting one of our many school events and initiatives in supporting the success our teachers and students at Chimborazo.

Attendance matters

Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Also, as a subtle reminder, the school day starts at 9 a.m., so please do your best to ensure your child is not missing any instruction.

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