Mr. Marcin's Message 12-5-18
Good Afternoon Lead Mine Leaders and Learners!
We hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy as the temperatures bounce from warm, to cold, to cool, and back to warm. We appreciate so many families ensuring that students are dressed appropriately for learning, and playing with such varying temperatures.
It has been wonderful to see so many students and families participating in conferences following the close of our first quarter of the school year. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have not yet received an invitation to conference and we will be sure to get one to you as soon as possible.
While families have been coming in to conference, we have also seen and would like to recognize the number of families who are finding ways to volunteer and serve our school community the best way their schedules will allow. Our Media Center has appreciated the number of folks coming in to shelve books, cover and bind new titles, and to support student check-out.
Our 5th Grade students have had the pleasure of working with an “Artist in Residence” this week as they work to create their 5th grade legacy project. Students have been working with two local artists to sketch, mold, and create life sized birds that will be put on permanent display once they are completed. We are appreciative of our PTA and the United Arts Council for making this experience come to life.
As we prepare to close out the calendar year of 2018 – we will have an early release on Friday, December 21st. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM that afternoon.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to see your child using Dreambox learning at home, we highly encourage you to do so. Students have access to Dreambox 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your child is anything like ours – you cannot keep them off the app once they discover they can play/learn at home.
Dreambox not only support and reinforces the standards that students are learning in school each week, it is highly personalized for each user and supports children in their learning and mastery of basic foundational math skills first. As we enter our third year of using Dreambox we have collected data to show how much students are growing in their mastery of math standards and grade level content.
As each student uses Dreambox, we at the school are able to determine where any misunderstandings may lie and work to address specific and targeted misunderstandings to increase the child’s ability to learn and grow at high rates.
To login at home – please see the attached form with detailed instructions for logging in from a home computer, or downloading the app.
Wishing you well,
T. Aaron Marcin
Lead Mine Elementary