Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Year of Awesome!
This year is our year of awesome! Students and staff are focusing on making this year awesome by caring for one another, paying it forward, treating everybody respectfully, and making every day awesome.  
"If we all make today awesome for somebody else, Today will be awesome for everybody." 
Kid President

School Pictures/Assessment Day:
Our assessment and school picture day is tomorrow!  Students do not have a regular school day and will only be attending during their scheduled assessment time. Parents will choose a time during the day to bring their student(s) to school for assessments and school pictures.

School Accountability Committee:
Our School Accountability Committee’s first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14th from 4:00-5:00pm. The purpose of this committee is to inform, encourage, and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. We encourage you to join us throughout the year. Our agenda, meeting notes, and date for our next meeting will be posted on the main hallway bulletin board.

Our Boosterthon Fun Run kickoff is next week! Students will be learning valuable skills throughout the week with a final fun run celebration on September 8th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and this year, we are working towards supporting literacy programming in our building. Please help support our school by getting as many pledges as possible! Your student’s teacher will be updating you on our progress and will provide more information next week.

Website Update:
We are working to make our website more user friendly. Upcoming changes will include:
  • Weekly Principal updates will be posted on our website under Iron Horse Principal’s Updates, as well as sent out via School Messenger on Thursdays.
  • Thursday Folder attachments will be posted on their own separate tab listed at the top of our website
  • Direct links to our Facebook page and Twitter account
  • Information about Administration, Office Staff, Mission/Vision, Social/Emotional Programming, and Curriculum will be added

Upcoming Events:
September 5: No School – Labor Day
September 14: School Accountability Committee Meeting 4:00-5:00pm in the Learning Commons