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Dear Parents,

This week, we have welcomed one of the candidates for the Elementary Principal position, and you will receive information for next week’s candidate visit from our director. We appreciate your involvement and I want to assure you that I am putting in place a transition plan along with our elementary team that will result in a smooth change for next school year.

Please keep in mind that Thursday, January 16 is a half - day and we have noon dismissal for all students. Staff will be involved in curriculum planning and digital development in the afternoon. Next week, we will carry out MAP testing in grades 3 to 5. The results from our standardized tests are used to inform how we address the learning needs of students and teachers plan for instruction accordingly. MAP data is one of the different data points that we analyze. One of the most powerful points of data is teachers’ observation of student engagement, day to day interactions and performance. On February 11, you will receive your child’s report card with specific information on all areas of learning. Save the date (February 18) to attend a meeting with teachers during conferences. You will receive information in the future about sign-ups for conferences.

I want to thank our PTSA for organizing different opportunities where families can come together and enjoy each other. You can’t miss the annual BINGO!  It is taking place on January 24. I will miss this year’s BINGO as I will be at the recruiting fair in the US during the weekend, but know that it will be a great time for all.

Warm regards,
Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal