This was a busy and productive five day week. As we visit classrooms, lunch and recess, Mrs. Jerzylo and I are excited to observe high engagement, smiles, and expected behavior.
Staff members continue to focus on building positive learning communities. Our goals for the next few weeks include:
- Creating a climate of warmth, safety, and inclusion
- Teaching routines and the Nab code of conduct (Respect, Include, Safety, Encourage)
- Helping students get to know and care for their classroom and the school
- Establishing expectations for academic work
We have had two fire drills. Students are learning to exit the building quietly to the identified location with their classes. If they are in the hallway when the alarm sounds, they are taught to go to the nearest adult. As the firemen check the building, we communicate with walkie talkies to account for all students. Future fire drills will include blocked exits and drills during lunch/recess periods.
Did you have a chance to learn more about our activities and upcoming events by reading the four page Home School Connection newsletter sent home last week, and by viewing the Facebook and Twitter posts?
On Monday, September 18th, I look forward to welcoming parents to the Volunteer Orientation and the PTC Welcome Coffee. We will gather in the library at 10:00. The purpose of the presentation is to ensure a positive experience for volunteers, students, and teachers. Thank you for making the time to join us. Following the volunteer presentation, the Parent Teacher Council coordinators have volunteer opportunities to go over. This year we are in great need of volunteers to support the variety of events we traditionally offer that so many students and families enjoy. Instead of stretching a handful of parents too thin, we hope more parents will come forward to lend a hand. If you are interested in supporting the PTC events and programs, but are unable to join us on Monday,
please visit the website by going to: westford.org/Nab PTO.
Next week we also have Curriculum Night for first and second grade parents on Tuesday night. This is an important opportunity to meet your child's teacher and to learn about the curriculum and expectations. First grade and multi-age teachers will meet parents in classrooms at 6:30. Second grade teachers will meet parents in classrooms at 7:15 and then will proceed to the cafeteria at 8:00 for a group presentation. We look forward to sharing information with you.
The School Advisory Council Ballots are due on September 20th. Please remember the voting rules:
- Return the ballot in a sealed envelope with the following: “Nab SAC Ballot”, your child's name, your child's grade, and your signature.
Unfortunately we have received 10 ballots that we cannot count.
Have a wonderful weekend.