*Dates and times are subject to change
Educating students during a pandemic continues to provide opportunities and challenges for everyone involved. It requires us to be nimble in response to circumstances that can take us by surprise and to cling to our guiding principles. At just a little past the halfway point of this school year, this is a reflection that many staff are engaged in.
One of my guiding principles is to lead with compassion, and I find that it is a good starting point for problem solving, whether with students, staff, or community members. I hope that by finding and implementing compassionate solutions to resolve issues, we model for our students how to build community. A strong and healthy community enables its members to feel a sense of belonging. Ultimately, I hope that all of our students feel cared for, and that families know how much we value this partnership.
February is Black/African-American History Month. Students will receive lessons highlighting the lives and achievements of notable African Americans, as well as explore cultural and historical aspects within our country’s history. We appreciate this opportunity to do so!
By following the above stated rules, together we can make dismissal run quickly and efficiently.
I see so many wonderful things happening in our classrooms. Students are settled into their routines and are taking care of their environments. I love seeing the artwork on the walls, and the science and practical life projects. We are all excited to see Ms. Leslie’s class celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on February 1.
Students have completed their mid-year assessments. Using this data, teachers can focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each student. In addition to our Montessori materials and lessons, we are also using research based instructional technology to assist our students' growth. The Science MCAP for 5th and 8th graders will be conducted on March 21.
Session II of Meerkat Camp and Power Hour have started. Students are making much progress and we are always glad to see them here.
We will have our second Parent Education Night on Wednesday, February 23. The focus will be on how Montessori teaches reading and to give parents strategies and tools to use at home with their children.
Cycle 3: POWER
The next cycle will be on the theme of CHANGES.
PE Happenings and Reminders:
Happy Birthday to all Staff Members Celebrating February birthdays!
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Frederick, MD 21701
Principal: Amy Dorman