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February Newsletter

Principal's Message

 

Parents and Community Stakeholders,

 

We have an eventful month ahead of us as we approach our 100th day of school and recognize Black History Month! We had our Chimborazo Winter Dance Friday night, and we hope everyone had an opportunity to attend this amazing event as we celebrated with food, dancing, and games. Thank you again to Mrs. Hungate-Noland and all our parents and volunteers that made this one of our most anticipated events of the year. If you are didn't have an opportunity to help at the dance, please know we also have numerous events still planned as the year continues. If you'd like to hear more about how you can become involved, the PTA is meeting this Wednesday at 5:15 pm.

 

Academically, we are approaching the end of our mid-year assessments in language arts and math to see how much progress our students have made. Benchmark assessments will be given for 5th grade science and 4th grade Virginia Studies in the next couple weeks. Report cards will be distributed this week. Please read through the comments and grades. This information will give you an idea of the progress your child is making. Our teachers will also be conducting goal conferences with our students as we continue to ensure our students leave the school smarter than how they come in each day and are making progress on their goals. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions as to how you can support your child at home and at school. Also, continue to monitor their progress using parent portal to see their grades throughout the quarter.

 

Soon, learning will not only be occurring during our school day but also during extended day after school for grades 2 through 5 as we work to enrich and strengthen our students’ educational experiences. Extended day tutoring is taking place to prepare our students for state-wide tests and to close instructional gaps to enable our children, regardless of grade level, to thrive in school.

 

This month, as we continuously support and promote our students leading healthy lifestyles, we will begin a run club again that is facilitated by Ms. McFadden of Fit4kids. Blue Sky will continue working with classes to more readily enable them to make scientific connections between the classroom and the real-world as our students develop an understanding of how the world works and the community we live in.

 

Lastly, I'd like to thank all those that attended the recent Fund Our Future Rally. Inequities continue to persist in education, and it is imperative we are intentional about advocating for the appropriate funding for our teachers, students, and schools to address these inequities. As always, thank you for the support of our students, staff, and school as we continue to ensure our children leave the building a little bit smarter than how they come in every day.

 

Respectfully,

 

David T. Peck

 

Principal of the Mighty Chimborazo Jaguars