Principal's Weekly Message

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Scotti Gleason

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Families,
This is Ms. Gleason and I have 4 things to share with you about coming events:
First, and very importantly, I have an update on our school calendar.  Due to the 3 days we missed in February, Monday, April 22nd is now a regular school day.  Previously this was a staff development day in which students stayed at home but staff had training.  We are now required to use that day as an instructional day.  Currently, we have applied to the state for a waiver for the remaining 2 missed days, but we have not heard back yet.  If the waiver is granted, school will end on June 7th as scheduled, but if we are denied the request, June 10th and 11th will be school days.  I will let you know as soon as we are informed.
Second, Monday is our weekly minimum day for staff collaboration.  This past week was minimum days all week for conferences, and I thank each of you for attending your child's conferences.  It was a great week of celebrations.  It was wonderful to see so many of you on campus.  Again, this week only Monday is a minimum day.
Third, we have a Site Council meeting on Tuesday at 2 pm in the library.  All are invited but there is no childcare for this meeting.
Finally, as you know, in addition to missing school on February 15th due to the snow, we missed our jog-a-thon.  Our PTO has rescheduled and rebranded this event and it is now being called our Shamrock-a-thon and it will be this Friday, March 22nd.  Pledge forms went home on bright green paper this week.  Remember, all money raised goes directly into your child's classroom to help offset field trip costs, crafts and supplies, AND it's a great way to keep students moving and healthy.  We will serve a barbeque to all students at lunch that day in celebration of their outstanding effort.
For our Spanish speaking families only, please come to our District English Language Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 8:30 at our district office on Mistletoe Lane.  We want to hear from you so we can know how best to spend our district's resources to support you.
Have a wonderful week!

Scotti Gleason

Good Afternoon Shasta Meadows Families,
This is Ms. Gleason with your weekly update and I have 6, yes 6, things to tell you.
Here I go as quickly as possible:
1- This week is parent conference week.  Please make plans to come and celebrate your child's growth.  If you haven't heard from your child's teacher, first check their backpack for a note and if there's nothing there, call us and we will connect you.
Conferences mean that every day this week is a minimum day.  4th and 5th grades start at 7:40 and K-3 start at 7:50.  Everyone dismisses at 12:45.
2- Tuesday is our monthly PTO meeting at 6:30 pm in the library.  Childcare is provided and all are welcome.  We need your input and hope you'll join us.  Mrs. Mattera keeps the meetings on track and brief.
3- Wednesday is our annual Spelling Bee at 8:30 am in the gym.  Classroom winners will compete for our school title and a chance to compete at the county level.
4- Our 4th and 5th-grade basketball teams will play Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.  Thursday's game is at home, so please come and cheer them on!
5- We are Wild About Reading!  Please remember to read and record those minutes in your reading logs.  They are due every Thursday, and students really enjoyed their reading incentive rewards this week.  More fun next week, so be sure to get your reading done and bring your log.
6- Last, if you are a parent of a 5th-grader who would like to use Parson's ACE program next year, registration for Parson's ACE program will be 3/21 from 4:30-7 in the cafeteria.
Thank you for listening and have a great afternoon.