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To the Amazing OLV Community,
Thank you so much for your support this year as we have worked hard to ensure that OLV scholars are learning at the highest level every day. We have heard it so many times, but I am going to say it again, this year has been one of the trickiest to navigate! Not only were we figuring out how to do school safely in the middle of a global pandemic, but we also moved our building to a new location, mid-year! This could not have happened without your support and partnership. Thank you!
As a first year principal, I have to remind myself that although there are so many things that I wish could have gone differently and so many more things I wanted to accomplish, there is also still so much more to celebrate. Our theme of "belonging" has resonated with our scholars and has become a foundation for many of our conversations! We have focused on building relationships and attending to the socio-emotional needs of our scholars and increasing student voice in all of our spaces. Our Spring i-Ready scores in reading and math are showing that scholars are making growth and that we are always working on creating strong learning environments for our scholars (see the data below).
As we close out this year and prepare for the next I want to share with you some initial thoughts of what we would like to focus on for the 2022-23 school year. The first and most important thing is that we want to continue to grow and become a more culturally-responsive, equity-driven school. I believe that this starts with a stronger partnership between home and school. This summer, I would like to connect with each family here at OLV. If you are willing, I would love to hear your story and listen to what we can do at OLV to make it a better space for your scholars. Please look for an invite to schedule something in the next few weeks! I will be reaching out to you. Moreover, building stronger family partnerships will be a key focus for OLV moving forward, and we hope that you will continue to provide feedback for us along the way.
We have gotten many questions about summer learning opportunities. The most important thing is that you get this time to spend with your scholars and that they have time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate! With that said, there are things that you can support your scholar with during the summer to prepare for the Fall. Your scholar will be receiving a summer packet from the district. In addition to this, OLV is sending home a skill card that your scholar's future teacher would love to have your scholar work on in the summer. We will also have a building incentive for scholars who complete the KCLS Summer Reading Challenge! Please check your e-mail for more information about this or reach out to me directly if you did not receive it.
Thank you for a wonderful year and thank you for entrusting us with your scholar every day! A HUGE shout out to the wonderful OLV staff who show up every day to serve OLV scholars. They really are a wonderful group of adults here to meet our mission of ensuring ALL scholars are learning at the highest level every day.
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions, comments or concerns!
Have a wonderful summer,