Happy New Year!
Dear Congdon Park Families,
It is with great pleasure that I take a moment to thank you for all the great moments that we have shared this school year. As I begin to review the month of January, it’s exciting to see all of the opportunities that are planned. Many of the teachers are beginning their mid-year assessments. This is a great opportunity to reflect on student goals, and it gives the teachers the opportunity to have great conversations with their students about why they are learning what they learn.
As we enter 2015, we think about how we can work together to move student achievement forward for every one of our Congdon Park students. We want all students at Congdon Park to do his or her own personal best. Attendance is directly tied to academic success. We certainly do not want you to send your child to school when they are ill, but please make sure to let the school know when your child is absent from school or if you have any questions. Please encourage your child to do their own personal best. We celebrate all differences, with varying strengths and weaknesses. Please support your child by attending the upcoming Congdon Conferences. Conferences will be held on Tues, January 27th, Thursday, Feb. 29th and Tuesday. Feb 3rd from 2:30- 7:00. Conferences days and times should stay the same as your fall conference but please watch for more information to be sent home soon.
On Tuesday, January 20th, students and staff will kick off Congdon Spirit Week with a Whole School Morning Meeting. Our meeting will focus on the Responsive Classroom philosophy of CARES led by different grades We will celebrate the monthly theme on responsibility and what that means while coming together as a community.
Please Attend the Community Martin Luther King Jr. Activities, on Monday, January 19th, 2015.
With the New Year comes a renewed commitment to creating a strong community of learners, and I know the Congdon Park staff looks forward to a continued partnership with our families in 2015.
Kathi Kusch Marshall
I’d like to close with the following quote that I recently read by Melba Pattillo Beals: “We must see ourselves reflected in every other human being, and respect and honor our differences.”