Principal’s Newsletter

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Families and Community members,

As we move into the final week of October, it’s safe to say that we are starting to hit our stride here at Sharon Elementary. At this point in the year students should have a solid understanding of classroom and overall school expectations. Often times these expectations can be a bit different from those at home. Please take a moment to talk to your child about what the expectations are at school compared to those at home. For example, when having a discussion in class, students are often asked to raise their hands if they would like to add to the conversation. At home, raising a hand to speak is most likely not the case. Navigating the expectations from one place to another is a skill that develops over time. Together, as teachers and parents, we can help the students develop that skill. 

Families and Community members,
And here we are, it’s already November! As we enter our darkest time of the year, it’s nice to know that our students continue to shine brightly! As I walk around from room to room, getting to see what amazing work our students are doing, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride to be a part of this wonderful school. Are things always smooth and hassle free? No. But, for the most part, your children are doing their job and doing it well. Many of you have already been in touch with your child’s teacher to set up a conference. We have set aside November 11th as a day for parents to come in and meet with teachers. If this day does not work for you, please make an alternative date with your child’s teacher. Last Friday I attended the Wellborn Ecology Conference. This conference is centered around Place-Based Learning, using our natural environment as a classroom. Our school is seen as a model school when it comes to this. Your support and enthusiasm for getting our children outside the walls of the school to learn not only academic content but to be physical and work on social and emotional skills, is amazing. I already mentioned the November 11th is parent conference day, but, just as important, it is also Veteran’s Day. Please take some time to talk to your child(ren) about what Veteran’s Day is and the significance of it. And, if you can, thank a Veteran in your life. I’ve been meeting with Mrs. Perry weekly about our cafeteria. We are striving to make the food that we serve at school nutritious and delicious. Over the course of the year, classes are conducting taste tests to expand the palates of the children

and to see if we might add new foods to our menu. This year we have already tested kale frittata and a three sisters soup (corn, beans and squash). Both were well received and will now be on our lunch menu monthly! This week we taste tested maple baked beans with hotdogs. Results of this taste test will be out soon. 
 Within the next week I will be meeting with our bus drivers to discuss a possible new parking system during afternoon pick up. If you pick up your child during the afternoon, you may see this change. Please help us by adjusting your parking when needed. There will be some sort of sign or cones that will indicate where not to park.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and comes back to school on Tuesday energized and ready to give their best effort!
Sincerely,
Keenan Haley

    As always, please keep in touch and have a wonderful weekend, 

Sincerely, 

Keenan Haley

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Thanks again to all for running and making this event a success.
See you all in September 2020!