Welcome back! We are so thrilled that you and your scholars have joined us for the 2018-2019 school year. It is such a pleasure for us to partner with you and your scholar’s education. We are very excited about the positive changes that continue to take place in our school as well as our school district in service of your scholars.
Exciting things are happening in our school district as we continue to fully implement our Strategic Plan that serves as a framework for supporting the school improvement efforts that lead to high quality teaching and learning in every classroom. At Brigadoon, we will be working on The Early Years: Building the Foundation and The Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals. Our team is committed to continue the work of our English Language Arts curriculum as well as our Math curriculum by communicating daily learning targets to students, increasing opportunities for student talk and voice in the classroom, and progress monitor learning in order to meet the scholar’s individual learning needs. We are always striving to strengthen our systems that support scholars’ social and emotional needs with our counseling program, community circles, and restorative practices.
At Brigadoon, we believe in nurturing a child’s academic, social, and emotional development through explicit teaching, coaching, and mentoring. Creating a supportive class and school community is vital to our success. We teach social skills that develop competencies for life-long learning and college and career success such as self-regulation skills, working collaboratively, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports school-wide systems teach and reinforce expected behaviors and recognize students for regular attendance, achieving academic goals, showing character traits, and demonstrating expected behavior. We begin each and every day by meeting as a school community or morning business, announcements, and student recognition.
Parents are such an important part of our learning community and your voice is essential in achieving success for all our students. We greatly appreciate opportunities for parent partnerships, feedback, and leadership and we invite you and encourage you to become involved at our school. We have many volunteer opportunities in our PTA and we have leadership opportunities on school committees. Parent Coffee events are hosted monthly to provide parents with necessary information, collect feedback from diverse perspectives, and share goals and action plans for school improvement. Parent workshops, family nights, and student-led conferences are wonderful opportunities to partner with the school around your goals for your scholar’s learning. Please join us for one of our many events or contact our Family Liaison, Keven Dickerman, at 253-945-2415 for more information about parent partnership opportunities.
We look forward to an amazing school year of learning and we hope to see you all at our Back to School Night Thursday, September 20, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. In Federal Way Public Schools, we strive to give each scholar: A Voice, A Dream, and A Bright Future!
Debbie Audet, Principal
Jodi Jarmin, Assistant Principal