Special Education Chairperson
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
It is hard to believe we have already celebrated the 100th Day of School! The year is going quickly and students are working hard to meet Common Core Standards. Students are definitely being taught at a higher level this year and students are learning on a deeper level. I am sure you have noticed your child/childen needing additional support with homework to fully understand new concepts. Your time and support at home are greatly appreciated. Working together, I am confident that our students will rise to meet these higher expectations.
Beyond the academics, our elementary students are enjoying some after school clubs and activities in addition to special activities within the school day. Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Parents' Breakfast and to PTA for supplying parents with delicious breakfast treats! Each month, we have a Citizens’ Assembly to recognize as many students as possible. I am glad some parents were also able to join us for our Citizens' Assembly on the day of Parents' Breakfast. In addition, two Tanager Pride parties have already occured this year - one in November and the other in February. These parties celebrate students who display positive behavior daily and are “bucket fillers!” Please ask your child about being a bucket filler….it is a nice way of reminding students that everyone has feelings and when we make others feel good, we make ourselves feel good too!
Some important upcoming activites and events include:
The curriculum our teachers must follow is new to everyone and we appreciate your continued support at home and your understanding that student expectations are higher than in the past. Hartford School employs wonderful faculty and staff members who are diligently working to provide all students with a solid foundation for success. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I can be reached at 632-5222 x120 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a continued partnership between home and school.
Bethellen C. Mannix