Next week will be a short one. School will be closed on Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23 for Thanksgiving. No homework will be assigned for the long holiday weekend.
For parents that wish their child to engage in some productive academic work over the long holiday (or at any other time), I encourage you to log on to PS172.org. Simply click on the “academics” tab, scroll down to your child’s grade and open up “student links”. On the “student links” page, parents and students will have access to Reading A-Z, an online reading program matching students to their appropriately leveled books with follow up questions and activities. You will also be able to access links to Zearnmath and Xtramath helping students review lessons or polish skills in math fluency.
Thank you to all the parents that attended Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. (And a special thanks to parents that volunteered to be translators, work at our book fair or at our bake sale.) Though we are still working on getting an accurate count, estimates show that between 98% and 99% of parents were in attendance. If you were unable to attend your scheduled conference, please know that your child’s teacher will be contacting you to set up a meeting.
If you did not have the opportunity to update your child’s blue card or complete your blue card amendment during PTC, please be sure contact the main office or your child’s teacher. Remember - we cannot release a student to someone not listed on the blue card. Calls or Dojo messages will enable a teacher to release a student to someone other than their parents ONLY if that person’s name is also on the blue card or addendum. While this may seem inconvenient, please know that it is really about ensuring the safety of every student!
Students in grade 3-5 will have one last opportunity to attend the book fair. Each class will visit the book fair on Monday. Students in grades k-2, who forgot their money on Friday, will have a last chance to purchase books on Monday. Let your child’s teacher know if you are sending money.
Photo re-takes will be taken on Monday 11/26.
If your child normally attends an after school program but cannot attend on a specific date, please send a note or write a dojo message to your child’s teacher letting them know of the change.
School leadership team meeting on 11/27 @ 5pm
PTA meeting on 11/27 at 6:30pm
Parents as Learning Partners will take place on Friday Nov. 30th. Please look for an invitation to the event in your child’s book bag on Wed. (11/28) or Thursday (11/29). The invitation will include 2 visitor stickers. We ask that any guests attending the learning partner event, wear the sticker to fast track entrance into the school building. Guests not wearing a sticker, must produce identification and check in at the front desk.
PS 172 honor roll recipients will be presented with their certificates at Friday’s Parents as Learning Partner event.