October 1, 2018
Happy Fall! This is my favorite time of year! It’s so great to see all of the fall colors around us! It is also a time to reflect on our successes the past school year and look at what we’ve accomplished. I thought I’d share a few of our successes with you.
According to our district benchmark assessments for grades K-6, our students grew 61% overall in Math proficiency. This is a 6% increase from 2016-17 school year! In Reading, our students grew 43% and in Writing, our students grew 58%! We have been able to provide targeted interventions for those students that need it, as well as enrichment for students that need more. Our students have made a lot of progress!
We appreciate the support of the community for our Fall Carnival and Fun Run! Our PTA did a fantastic job planning and preparing for the fundraiser. We appreciate all that they do to help raise funds for our students’ field trips, teacher appreciation, and more; and we appreciate your support of these programs.
This month the PTA will also be sponsoring a Kindness Week. Please look for more information on the activities that will take place for that. We love the “KIND” community that we live in.
This month is also our ABC Parent-Teacher Conferences – look for a Skylert on when you can sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher and celebrate their accomplishments. Again, thanks for all you do to support us here at Foothills Elementary!
Cherie Wilson, Principal