Dear Olympic View Families,
It is an exciting time here at OLV! We have had more family engagement then I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of in my career! In October we engaged our families with our OLV-Scholar Success Conferences. These conferences brought families and teachers together to hold healthy and robust conversations on how to help our scholars with reading. Teachers met with over 60 families during these meaningful conferences and coupled with our Student-led Conferences on Nov 7h and 8th we are well on our way to meeting with 100% of our families! One of our Signature Strategies in our School Improvement Plan is; Provide frequent, two-way communication with student-scholars and families formally twice a year and informally four to six times a year, in an increasing number of languages, regarding each student scholar’s academic progress toward mastery of all subjects. We will be holding additional conferences in January and will let the community know of upcoming dates soon!
Olympic View Student scholars are bringing home numerous books to read every day, setting Power Goals, and building their “Reading Stamina!” Every day I ask our scholars questions such as “What is your favorite book right now?” or “What is your Power Goal?” and our OLV Scholars are so excited to answer. We are building a culture of literacy at Olympic View. and we are already seeing a difference! There are some things you can do with your child at home to support this culture of literacy:
- Limit screen time including phones and tablets.
- Ask your child “What is your Power Goal?”
- Make sure your child has a book (or two) in their backpack and that they are reading at home.
We value the partnership with our families!
In closing I thank you for entrusting the OLV staff with your most precious treasure…your child; an Olympic View Student Scholar. Often I make school-wide announcements during our morning routine or on the intercom. Often times, I challenge our scholars to read at home on Early Release days and the weekend. Often times I ask them how they are going to be respectful and responsible over the weekend, however, these announcements serve a specific and singular purpose; to ensure that they have a Voice, a Dream and BRIGHT future.
Honored Principal of the OLV Family