Dear Family Members:
We are off to a great start and in the next few days and weeks many more exciting activities will be coming our way! Yesterday, we had a visit from the Harlem Wizards; Timothy Valentine in Mrs. Meyers classroom outperformed the Wizard in a game of skill and won a basketball and free ticket to the game on October 15th! Great Job Timothy!
Academically, we are completing all our baseline data on our students and are off and running with IRLA! The students have gained such stamina over the last couple years with this program, it is truly amazing! I know our four and fifth grades will do a great job with it as they too will now be infusing this into their program. In Kdg. and First Grade our teachers are being trained and implementing Writers Workshop into their day. This program will help our students learn how to think, plan and write like real writers. Students will have and understand real world purposes for their writing.
Changes to Dwyer! This summer we have been very active with upgrades to our facility thanks to the Board of Education. We have a new roof over our heads, the HVAC system for heating and cooling has been completely replaced, we built a new computer lab and put new walls up in the downstairs hallway and kindergarten. I know I promised our kindergarten parents time to walk around the building but wanted to wait until all the final touches were put into place. I invite all our parents to take some time on Back to School Night to see the wonderful upgrades we have made over the last three years!
PTA has been active and we are looking forward to our Welcome Back Picnic, Book Fair, Halloween Bash and School Pictures in the next month! Please join and become part of a great organization!
Again, my door is always open for comments or suggestions so feel free to drop me a line or come in for a chat!
Michael J. Mc Govern