Principal’s Newsletter

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Families and Community members,

A few weeks ago I made mention of our school-wide effort to look at our vision statement for Sharon Elementary. I asked folks to think and possibly answer the following questions: What do you value about Sharon Elementary? What skills, habits of mind and dispositions would you expect your child to gain by being a part of our school?

    Over the past few weeks, staff and students have been thinking about what are the skills and behaviors that a student graduating from Sharon Elementary should have? We call this, A Portrait of a Graduate. Many schools are engaging in this kind of work. Personally, I find it a useful exercise, as once we determine what it is we want for our students, then our interactions, teaching, and experiences should link to our intended outcomes. 

    So, I’ll ask once again for your feedback. If you have the ability to log onto https://portraitofagraduate.org/mysketch and make your portrait, I encourage you to do so. And, if you can, print off what you come up with and share it with me. If you have questions about how to access the site or anything concerning this, please get in touch with me. 

    As a community, we can work together to develop a solid sense as to who we want our students to be when they move on from our care. Please join us on this journey. 

    I’d like to formally welcome Maura Strance to the Sharon Elementary School family. Mrs. Strance is our new school counselor. She will be in the building on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We are beyond lucky to have her join our staff, as she has a wealth of experience and comes to us highly recommended. A form has been sent home to each family asking if you are ok with Mrs. Strance meeting with your child if needed. Please look for the form and return to school as soon as possible. 

    Finally, on Saturday, there will be a benefit meal for the Armstrong family. As many of you know, David Armstrong lost his battle with cancer. David was a town employee, coach, friend, husband, and father. There will be a potluck style meal and silent auction to raise money for his family as they deal with this difficult transition. Please consider attending. 

Sincerely,

Keenan Haley

Spirit Week