Happy New Year to all of our families! I hope that 2020 brings you health and happiness.
We are winding down our second marking period this month, and the students always come back to school eager to learn. I know that we will continue to see hard work and engagement in our classrooms.
I would like to welcome two teachers to our Lothian family. Mrs. Nathalie Froncillo returns to us as the permanent teacher in grade 2. We are very grateful for the hard work and care that Mrs. Jennifer Seymour provided as our long term substitute. We welcome Ms. Bryn Hubbard to our 1st grade team. Many thanks to Mrs. Debbie Millsaps who spent most of December with our first graders.
Our ESSA Report Card was published in December. Schools earn points for a variety of criteria including academic achievement across subject areas; growth in math, reading and English Language Acquisition; attendance and a climate survey. Lothian earned 4 stars on the 2019 assessment, gaining one star form the previous year. There were relative strengths in the areas of growth in English Language proficiency, reading growth and achievement, and 5th graders passing art, physical education, social studies and health. One relative weakness is in growth in math, and we are addressing that through our School Improvement Team goals this year.
The second marking period ends on January 29, and toward the latter part of January, students will have a variety of assessments. Please be sure to stay in touch with your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about assignments or grades. We will share assessment data that show progress toward our school goals via our newsletter and at PTA.
Congratulations to the following students who received Positive Behavior Referrals during the month of December! The students have gone above and beyond in at least one of the following behaviors: Responsibility, Respect, Prepared, Safe. Keep up the great work!
Christian G, Bradie J, Jacob G, Nalia L.G., Fernando M, Alison D, Abbie W, Sadie, Ms. Millsap’s Class, Mrs. Harley’s Class, Shamy A.S., Lucas L, Amelia G, Reagan A. Marley B, Brayden D, Joshua A, Milargro M, Ashley B, Sydney S, Javon F, Evan W.D., Morgan S, Alex M.M., Mrs. McDonald’s Class, Dylan S, Wayne B.
Thank you for all that you do to collaborate with us in your children’s education. We all benefit from this partnership!