MAY 2015 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: It never ceases to amaze me the variety of activities and celebrations that occur in a very short period of time at the end of the school year. Please save the calendar of events at the top of this newsletter to refer to this month. I want to highlight a few events…
May 4-8 is National Teacher Recognition Week. We celebrate and recognize all of the Neshobe licensed professionals and support staff for their dedication and commitment to our students, school community, and the future. They make a difference in the lives of our students on a daily basis!
We are nearing the end of the SBAC testing window; we can see the light shining brightly at the end of the tunnel. There was a great deal of concern before we started, but with support from the RNESU technology support team and central office staff, things have gone very smoothly. Our teaching staff has spent a great deal of time preparing for this new on-line assessment, and that has also made a difference. Our students have adapted to the new assessment without complaint.
Everybody Wins ended their year with an ice cream celebration on April 30 for reading mentors and their mentees. We are very thankful to Marilyn McDowell, Neshobe’s EWins Coordinator, and all of the mentors for sharing their love of reading with our students!
We will again be hosting the Naturalization Ceremony on May 6 at 1:00 p.m. Our fifth and sixth graders have the opportunity to see first-hand what they have been learning about in their classrooms. Our gymnasium becomes a courthouse where 40 people from a variety of places in the world will become United States citizens. Our fifth and sixth graders will perform, and the fifth graders will recite the Preamble to the Constitution. I am always deeply moved and aware of the privilege to have been born in this great country.
May 21 is the last day of S.O.A.R. for this school year. We are thankful to Mrs. Bird, S.O.A.R. Director, and all of the staff members for the difference they make for our students after the school day ends!
On June 11, Neshobe School will host a “CELEBRATION OF STUDENT LEARNING” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All classrooms and the Integrated Arts programs will have outstanding student work on display. There will be an amazing display of our sixth graders’ Graduation Challenge work in the Library. We hope to have the Feral Godmother return to perform for us. The band members are all Neshobe fathers! At 7:15 p.m., we will ask that all families and staff join us on the playground for the final songs. I am looking forward to sharing in this celebration of student learning and teaching with you! “Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.” Kailash Satyarthi
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