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Greetings Valhalla Families
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are so happy to welcome you back and begin this great year of learning.
I am proud and honored to join the Valhalla Voyager team as your Interim Principal and look forward to meeting you all and establishing partnerships that will support your scholars as they go through this year. My email address and phone number are at the end of this message should you need to contact me.
Our staff and students have been busy during these first few weeks building relationships and learning routines. At Valhalla we all strive to be SAFE, KIND AND PRODUCTIVE. We help students be successful with this by explicitly teaching behavior expectations for all areas in the school, including within our classrooms, and by rewarding students demonstrating positive behavior choices with Valhalla Bucket tickets. 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!
Thank you to everyone who came to our open house – that was an amazing way to kick off the year! There will be many more opportunities for families to connect with us, so keep checking our weekly newsletter for information!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, feedback, or input you have.
Here’s to a great year!
Dianne Harlow, Interim Principal