March 20, 2017
Just when we thought we were MARCHing into spring break, the snow reminded us about the importance of our flexibility in thinking. Children remind us of this daily ---- the joy shone in their faces as if the snow were falling for the first time. On Wednesday March 22nd, students will receive their report cards for Term 2. This is an opportune time to celebrate their accomplishments and set new goals for their academic progress. As we move into the final week before break (and yes, we have our own March Madness!), we would like to acknowledge our students and our parent volunteers for their efforts in making Dewey a great school:
Students have been working diligently on their PARCC assessments.
Tiger Times II is being finalized.
The Science Fair was a huge success! So much scientific creativity and excitement from our Tigers who really shone on Friday evening! Special Kudos to Suzy Trzakus, Carley Pernokas and our PTA for making it happen.
Battle of the Books was very impressive. Tigers love and science and love to read, this was truly evident! Congratulations to all our participants.
We are still reflecting on Friday March 10th’s Courageous Conversations meeting, which brought much for us to think about as we set goals for an action plan for more equity in all aspects of our work at Dewey.
Lastly on friday, the big question for the week was, “Did the leprechaun get trapped?” You might want to look around your houses to see if your child brought him/her home.
I know that Dr. Goren shared an update with you this past Friday regarding the current financial challenges facing our school and district. Your support in being fully informed and engaged about the current state of affairs is greatly needed. If you have not already done so, please consider attending one of the following information sessions scheduled over the next week. Wednesday, March 8, 2017: St. Nicholas Church - Oldershaw Hall (806 Ridge Avenue) 7-8:30p
Saturday, March 11, 2017 McGaw YMCA (1000 Grove Street) 9:30-11am.
Some quick reminders: Late arrivals continue to be a challenge for our students. I invite your feedback about whatever difficulties exist in helping our students arrive on time. Our goal is to help problem solve and increase the number of students on time, Here and Ready. This includes our buses, which I know continue to present problems for our riders. I have been in touch this past week on multiple occasions with the bus company in an effort improve our students’ experience and challenges for pickup-and drop off. Lastly, please remember that while many people love animals, Evanston law does not allow for them on school property.
WIshing everyone a wonderful week ahead.