It is my hope that you all had a restful, relaxing Spring Break. As we enter the final 8 weeks of school, I realize this can be a challenging time for us, as both students & staff get Spring Fever. We have been working hard for 7 months and we’re getting closer to the end of the school year. Now is when we must do our best work. The cliche of “it’s not how you start, but how you finish” is so true! We must finish strong and carry out our momentum until the end of the school year. Keep in mind, the more you stray from your classroom routine/schedule, the more antsy your students will get. If you keep focused, they will follow your lead.
As we approach the final 8 weeks of the school year, it is easy for many teachers to get into that familiar habit of wishing that the year would end. I want to encourage you not to fall into that rut and make the last 8 weeks enjoyable and productive for your students.
Each and every day our students need us. Remember that you may be the only constant presence in some of our students’ lives. Make a choice each day for your presence to be a positive, constant factor. It is a great opportunity that we have to come to school and have an impact on students’ lives from day to day. We all became educators because we care about kids. When the students feel that their teachers care about them, when they feel safe in our classes, optimal learning will take place.
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, April 6th
Tuesday, April 7th
Teacher Institute Day – See the Kennedy Conference for Agenda (sent by Christa)
Happy Birthday Mirta Cruz
Wednesday, April 8th
Classes Resume for Students
Happy Birthday Sharon Muntova
PERA Presentation (*Certified staff only) @ 2:10pm in Cafeteria
Thursday, April 9th
SLT @ 3:00pm
Friday, April 10th
Pre School Screening
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