Principal’s Message - October 2020

                Welcome to Fall! It is hard to believe October is upon us and we are starting to review student progress at the mid-point of the first marking period. Traditionally, the school years always start out slow academically as classrooms of students get to know each other and build community. This year has been no different, and possibly those relationships are even more important in this virtual setting. Teachers are reviewing student work and they will have their grades up-to-date in the next few days. Parents in grades 1-5 can view their child’s progress through the Parent Portal. If you don’t have an account for this, please email Jackie Clarke at jdclarke@aaccps.org. In the virtual setting, this will be how you keep track of your child’s work. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place next Monday and Tuesday. This opportunity for all families to sit down with their child’s homeroom teacher is an important opportunity to identify goals and discuss student strengths and weaknesses. Our teachers are determined to impact our students academically and your partnership is appreciated.

            In normal years, we would have many school events on the calendar by now and our students would be planning their next class party. While we may need to delay many of our traditions for now, we will work in conjunction with our PTO to bring some fun to our school experience. They will be advertising some dining out experiences for families. We will add in some school spirit days for the students, and stay tuned for some Halloween costume fun later this month! We can’t come together in the traditional ways, but we do want our students to continue to feel a part of our community.

            In the past weeks, I’ve been making my way through the virtual classrooms to read to the students. This chance to see the students and interact with them in their setting is especially important this year. What a bright spot each of them are for us! Thank you for you continued trust and partnership! 


          Mrs. Colleen Harris