Dear School #5 Families,
I hope you enjoyed the holiday break and returned to school with renewed energy and excitement for learning. While January marks the start of a new calendar year, it also marks the midway point of the school year. As such, this is the perfect time to reflect on the routines and habits set at home and recommit to supporting academic success. Check out the tips below to help your child thrive in school.
We have much to look forward to over the next few months. While this winter has been quite a mild one, our January read aloud tells the story of the extreme blizzard of 1978. It is an event that I remember clearly and think many of you may, as well. The book Blizzard by John Rocco also emphasizes themes such as the power of nature, putting the needs of others first and a School #5 favorite, choosing kindness. Additionally, we are set to launch the Great Kindness Challenge and Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) 2016. Be on the lookout for information on both these events. Finally, we continue to celebrate our talented student authors as they publish their amazing pieces through the first of three writing process experiences all students in grades 1-6 will have this year. So School #5, here we go into 2016!