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Greetings Star Lake Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and welcome to our brand new, gorgeous school! I hope many of you had the opportunity to come and see the facility at our ice cream social or during kindergarten family meetings. We have a couple more opportunities coming up for you to stop in:
- Our Back to School BBQ/Open House will be next Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:00. You’ll have an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher, join me for an informational meeting, and have a FREE hot dog dinner.
- Also, be watching for information regarding our Star Lake/ Evergreen ribbon cutting event which will be on October 13th.
Our staff and students have been busy this past week building relationships, and learning routines. At Star Lake we all strive to be KIND, SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE. We help students be successful with this by explicitly teaching behavior expectations for all areas in the school, by creating social contracts within our classrooms, and by rewarding students demonstrating positive behavior choices with Star Lake Way tickets. In addition, this week Mr. Geving (our assistant principal) and Mrs. Williams (our counselor) are visiting each classroom and delivering Harassment/Intimidation/ Bullying lessons and information. I am so proud of the positive interactions I have seen between students so far, and I know they will keep it up!
Our teachers are also focusing on learning routines and discussion protocols to help students engage in rigorous academic conversations. And, September is the month in which we conduct our iReady diagnostic assessment and use our IRLA tool to level students in reading. It’s a busy time!
Please take time to read the rest of this newsletter for important information. And, don’t forget to push the translate button for your preferred language.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, feedback, or input you have.
Here’s to a great year!
Kris Rennie, Principal