This is the final newsletter of the 2013-14 school year! On behalf of the GMES staff I want to thank you for all of your efforts to support student learning at our school and with your individual student. In the next few weeks we wrap up the school year with a wide variety of activities, some of which provide families with an opportunity to visit our school and participate. Please pay attention to the dates highlighted in this newsletter, and as always, call our office if you have any questions.
I also wanted to use this letter this month to highlight a significant change scheduled for 2014-15. For the first time next fall, GMES will be holding conferences in the second week of October, at the same time as the middle and high schools. Making this change will result in some improved opportunities for our students and families.
Having conferences at the same time as RHS and RMS reduces the number of release days and disruption to both families and classrooms. We will also be able to shift the focus of our conference to providing families with specific information about the routines and procedures in their classrooms so that families have a clear idea of what they can expect from the teacher with regard to homework and communication, and how they can support their student’s learning at home.
This change will also decrease the time from the beginning of the school year that we can plan for the individual needs of students. We know that the first time through any change like this that there will be bumps in the road, but our school is looking forward to our new conference schedule.
I want to wish you and your family a safe summer vacation full of relaxation and adventures. Remember, your student benefits by continuing to read over the summer. It’s also a great time to visit the GMES website to access our reading and writing websites such as IXL math.
We look forward to our students returning with stories and ready to begin another year of teaching and learning. As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me at the school, or shoot me an email at the link below.
Casey Crawford, Principal