This is our last school newsletter for the 2012-2013 school year. We’ve seen a lot of changes and improvements this year. All around we’re seeing our test scores rise and with it the confidence of our students. We’ve also seen a dramatic decrease in the number of students in our office with referrals. This is good. Less time in the office, means more time in the classroom, which means an increase in our student’s academic abilities.
We’ve seen a lot this year, especially from our community. St. Joseph’s Hospital was kind enough to buy all of our children new outfits this past New Year. And more recently, after Monserat Arenas’ accident, we’ve seen an outpouring of support from our greater Denver community in the effort to make sure all Smith families have car seats and booster seats for their children. It’s been a very inspiring year.
We will miss our 5th grade students, but we know they are on to bigger and better things. We wish them a great deal of success and knowledge for their future, and hope to see them back here at Smith someday, maybe as teachers or administrators?
A month from now, school will be out, but I sincerely hope that our student’s education does not take a hiatus then. Please encourage your children to read over the summer. There is a whole world to learn about, and we can do it through books. Encourage your kids to read a little bit each day. Then, when they return to school in August, they will be ready to start where they left off. It’s so important that we don’t allow them to slide back.
Yours in partnership,