Greetings Star Lake Families,
Welcome to February! Phew what a busy and productive January we have had here at Star Lake!
Our teachers have been working hard on updating data and finishing mid-year assessments as they prepared report cards. Please watch for your child’s report card to come home this Friday, February 3rd. We are excited to share the growth our students have been making, and are so proud of their stamina and progress. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions you may have after reading your child’s report card. Our goal is to always partner together to help our scholars learn and grow.
Our staff is always analyzing data and reviewing our School Improvement Plan goals, professional development and progress. Our staff PD during the first semester was focused on creating strong learning routines within our classrooms and providing structures for productive student talk. We all learn by practicing and talking about our strategies and learning with each other. Our teachers have done a fabulous job asking great questions for students to ponder and discuss, providing time for them to work on math problems together and discuss strategies, and build meaning with each other. A great educational saying is, “The one doing the talking is the one doing the learning!” And, that is so true!
During our early dismissal next Wednesday, our staff will be looking at attendance, discipline, family survey and student survey Panorama data to determine growth and celebrations and areas where we can continue improving. I will share this information at our coffee with the principal session on Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00-3:00. I hope you will join me and provide your insights and input. Each month we are having our coffee houses at different times of the day to provide options for families.
I wish your family a great month and, if you celebrate, a Valentine’s Day filled with love (and a little bit of chocolate too!)
Kris Rennie, principal