Good afternoon! I want to wish all of you an early Happy New Year! I hope everyone will get an opportunity to spend tonight with loved ones.
We are all looking forward to getting back in the building and on with our learning. There is a lot planned for the new year. We cannot wait to get started again.
Parents, I want to encourage you to get your student back into “school” mode. Start enforcing that earlier bed-time again. Encourage them to check their Power School Student Portal to get back on track with their academic progress thus far. Have them do some reading (20 – 30 minutes daily) to get their brains moving again. Make sure that they did not have any assignments to complete over break. See if there is anything that they can “get ahead” on. Anything that you can do to get them back in school mode would help them.
I want to encourage and challenge parents to stay involved in their children’s education. Ask your child daily what they did in school. Do not just limit it to that either:
- What did you learn in Science today?
- What time period / continent are you learning about in Social Studies?
- What did you do in Audio / Video Communications?
- How was PE today?
Be specific with your questions. Engage them so that they cannot just answer with a “okay”, “it was fun”, “nothing much”, etc. Your interest is so important to their development. Keep in touch with our teachers. Let them know that you are there to support your child and that you want to know what is happening in school. Keep in touch with Moran’s administration to let us know what is going on. Mrs. Foss and I want to hear your thoughts on what is great about Moran. We need your feedback in order to continue to grow and to be able to provide your children with the best education that we can offer.
In the end know that Moran’s staff is here to support your child in their educational journey. We wish you a happy new year and are looking forward to having everyone walking the halls again!