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7:30 a.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
District Office, Conference Room
December 20, 2018
Dear IM Families,
Before we enjoy family time during the winter recess, we wanted to share some news with you from Increase Miller.
On Tuesday, of this week, students in K-5 attended a science show funded by the PTO titled, BubbleMania! The children were amazed by Casey Carle’s engaging presentation of bubbles in various shapes and sizes as he combined humor and science to explain the mystery behind bubbles. One of the highlights at the end of the show was creating a gigantic bubble around a student! We hope the children came home talking about it and perhaps will inspire them to participate in the Science Fair run by the PTO in February.
Tomorrow, we will gather together as a school community for both K-2 and 3-5 assemblies planned by our Character Education Committee. The assemblies will culminate our November/December schoolwide theme of empathy and compassion. Students will view role play scenarios depicting empathy, respond to questions regarding the scenarios and watch third graders sing a re-worded version of “Imagine.”. The assemblies allow the Increase Miller community to come together to celebrate our work and accomplishments around the monthly themes.
We are also looking forward to January and wanted to highlight some dates for you. On Friday, January 4th, Classroom Interim Reports and Special Area Progress Reports will be available for viewing on the parent portal after 4:00 p.m. Additionally, when we return from the winter recess, we will be benchmarking students in both reading and mathematics as per our Response to Intervention process. Assessing students in both reading and mathematics provides us with information about student progress and helps us determine next steps in instruction and services.
If you are available, please join us at the next Principal’s Coffee scheduled for Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. with a PTO meeting immediately following. The topic will be Social and Emotional Benchmarks K-5 and our clinical staff, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Weschler, will be presenting. These meetings are always a great opportunity to hear about programs and other special events at IMES.
As a reminder, Increase Miller will be closed for the holidays and school will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd. School will also be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Day.
In the meantime, we wish you all a happy holiday as you enjoy quality time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti