Dear Valhalla Community,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to welcome scholars back to school on September 3rd for grades 1st – 5th and September 6th for Kindergarten. In addition, we look forward to greeting families at our Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 27th from 4:30-6pm, the first of many family events and activities for the coming year.
We will continue to focus on FWPS Strategic Plan goals. Specifically, Goal 2: Whole Child and Goal 4: Mastery of All Subjects. In Goal 2, we will continue to strengthen Tier 1 Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and fully implement Tier 2. An addition to existing Tier 1 supports in the coming year will include Second Step lessons taught by all classroom teachers schoolwide as a Tier 1 strategy. Tier 2 will include additional, small groups focused on social skills as well as begin to implement additional recess options. Our work in support of Goal 4 will include: implementing the newly adopted K-2 phonics curriculum, and in grades 1 through 5, participating in the early implementation of Ready Math, the newly adopted FWPS elementary math curriculum. We have also built time into the daily schedule for math extension and intervention.
In ongoing effort to strengthen the school and family connection and communication, we are excited to enhance family access and participation through ParentVue. Our goal is 100 percent participation! Families can continue to expect weekly call-outs and email communications with information about events and activities for each week through the year. In addition, a monthly newsletter highlighting community, staff, and scholars and including a calendar of monthly events will be emailed to families and available online.
Erika Rudnicki, Principal