We hope your holiday season was filled with joy, laughter, and quality time with your friends and family. The generosity that was shown during the months of November and December was truly tremendous, and as always, our school community consistently rallies for the greater good. Our classroom holiday parties, Kindergarten Polar Express Day, preschool holiday craft building days, and first grade Gingerbread House Building days all contributed to the spirit of the holiday season. We thank you for positively contributing to these events, as our students can see the teamwork in action.
We turn the page on 2016, and look forward to 2017. In the classrooms, we continue to deliver effective instruction in the classrooms, focusing on literacy, mathematics, problem solving, effective communication skills, and language development in our students. Ongoing assessments are being conducted in the classroom to gauge student skills and strengths, and teachers utilize these assessments when developing lesson plans and activities for our students.
Academics is king, but as you know, social and emotional learning is important as well. Our character education lessons continue throughout the year. These lessons, headed by Mrs. Heather Collins, teach our students about building character, teamwork, solving problems in a productive way, and self-assuredness in and out of the classroom.
Preschool Registration will be conducted earlier this year, so please look for the information regarding preschool registration for the 2017-18 school year coming home soon.
Temperatures sure have cooled off! As always, if the temperature is 32 degrees or above, we will be getting outside for recess. Please continue to make sure the children are equipped with cold weather gear like jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves.
The Primary School is now on Twitter! This is a great way to receive information about what is happening in the classrooms, important upcoming events, and other news about our school. Follow us @NewEgyptPrimary and take advantage of this additional means of communication. If you are not yet registered to our website to receive information, please find the instructions in our Virtual Backpack on our website.
The second marking period concludes at the end of the month, marking the midway point of the school year. Report cards will be issued in early February.
There will be no school on January 16, 2017 so that we can commemorate Martin Luther King Day. There will be an early dismissal on January 26, 2017 for all district schools.
We thank you for your continued commitment towards our school, our district, and our students. We are looking forward to another successful year!
Health and happiness in 2017,