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From the Principal

From the Desk of Mr. DeMarco... 

Dear Parents,


We have reached the midway point of the 2016-17 school year.  I hope you are as proud as I am of the students, teachers, and school staff for all of their hard work.  We are seeing positive growth continuing every single day.  With our constant focus on educating the whole child, students are succeeding academically, socially, and emotionally at our wonderful school.  As you will see on progress reports and report cards, we are teaching our students in all facets of the curriculum, organizing targeted lessons to meet their needs in the content areas.


Report cards will be issued to you on February 3, 2017, as the marking period ends in late January.  Our teachers took great care to assess the standards noted on the report cards throughout the marking period.  An additional parent/teacher conference will be held in March, but please do not hesitate to call the classroom teacher at any time to discuss your child’s progress and educational program.


Preschool registration has begun in earnest.  If you are interested in taking advantage of our incredible preschool program, please contact the main office immediately to secure your child a spot in our preschool for the 2017-18 school year.


The Teacher of the Year voting process has begun!  We are beginning the process of choosing our Teacher of the Year for the 2015-16 school year.  We would love your input!  Information to nominate a wonderful educator is available online and in our main office.  Please take the time to nominate one of our wonderful teachers this year, as your input is vitally important to the process.


Friendship Week will be held during the week of February 6, 2017.  Friendship Week is a continuation of our Week of Respect anti-bullying campaign whereby students will receive classroom lessons and other activities based around the important attributes that it takes to be a good friend.  Mrs. Collins, our school guidance counselor and anti-bullying specialist, will be reaching out to you about this very important week.


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.  


There will be no school on February 17 and 20, 2017 so that we can commemorate President’s Day Weekend.  


At New Egypt Primary School, we are looking forward to making  the second half of the school year even better than the first!


Sincerely,


Mr. DeMarco


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