Parent-Teacher Conferences: Jan. 28-29
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 – these are school-free days while Teachers meet and update parents on student progress. All conferences will take place via Zoom.
During the conferences, Teachers share student strengths, areas needing improvement, and ways to always "raise the bar." We always suggest to our parents that they identify and prioritize key questions or information that should be shared in order to ensure that those areas have been addressed. You may want to use these during your conference!
Some sample questions may include:
- How effective are my child's work habits?
- How does he/she use his/her time?
- What are the expectations for homework?
- What can I do at home to help my child succeed at school?
- What is the level of effort, initiative, and perseverance that my child demonstrates at school?
Be prepared to share any additional information that you want the Teacher to know about your child.
MEETING WITH SPECIALS: All of our Specials will also be available to meet for conferences. Please use the Parent Portal to sign up for conferences with individual Specials Teachers. It is the same pathway as families will be using to sign up with classroom Teachers.
Thank you to all our families who have made conference times with our Teachers! You help our goal of reaching 100% of our families!
- Log in to Parent Portal.
- Click Parent/Teacher Conferences.
- Select times from the drop-down list for each teacher.
- Once you have selected all your times click Reserve Times.
- To change a time simply change in the drop-down and then Reserve Times again.
- To view your schedule click Download Schedule and you can click the Zoom links to each teacher.
If you have any challenges, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
February Lunch Orders
Thank you to everyone who has been participating in the school lunch program!
Ordering for February is now available through your Parent Portal! You can view the February menu online.
Please remember that all lunches must be ordered in advance this year. Order your weekly or monthly plan before Friday, Jan. 29 to be added to the lunch program! Thank you!Order February Lunches
REMINDERS: Key Dates
Wednesday, Jan. 27 – NOON DISMISSAL: Teacher In-service and conference preparation, half-day for students. Extended Day is available for this half day.
Thursday, Jan. 28 & Friday, Jan. 29 – PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parents, be sure to check in with teachers to sign up for conferences. Our goal is always to reach 100% participation!
Monday, Feb. 1 – RE-ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS DUE for 2021-22: You should have received re-enrollment information by mail and email. If you need assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 813-961-3087. Thank you to all of our early birds who have already turned their contracts in to the Admissions Office. We hope you are enjoying the ease of our online re-enrollment!
Honoring Dr. King
Across the campus, classrooms honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory with lessons that incorporated the International Baccalaureate Learner Profiles and encouraged reflection, helping to mold our open-minded and caring students.
Teachers reminded students in all grades of the importance of recognizing and celebrating our diverse history. Kindergarten kicked off the holiday weekend on Friday by digging into their Scholastic News issue We Are All Different; That's What Makes Us Special. Kindergarten teachers challenged students to think about "What Can One Little Person Do?"
On a beautiful poster in the Navigators classroom, our third graders shared their dreams for the world – a peaceful world without racism, where everyone is treated equally and with respect. The students talked in class about how Martin Luther King Jr. Day is much more than a day off. They discussed civil rights and what International Baccalaureate Learner Profiles King embodied, settling on risk-taker, caring and communicator. Their teachers were blown away by their heartfelt and compassionate responses.
Across the street in Middle School, students read directly from various speeches Dr. King made to both understand his message and discern how he was a legendary communicator. Through these speeches, students reflected on the question "How much progress have we made toward the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?"
While the activities and inquiries into the life of Dr. King vary, the constant is the message that Dr. King stands as a model for what one person – with enormous conviction – can accomplish.