"We educate the whole child in a positive climate for optimum learning."
Welcome Back to School!
The 2013-2014 school year is going to be filled with new learning opportunities for all of us!
The staff and I are committed to creating a 21st century learning environment for your child. With the generous support of our community and ongoing grant programs from our Clarke PTO and SJPS Foundation, the students have access to many updated technologies and online learning resources. Several mobile computer labs provide 1:1 access to electronic devices during the school day for your child.
St. Joseph Public Schools' commitment to high quality instruction continues this school year. Updated math and English Language Arts curriculum materials have been purchased to ensure student-centered learning throughout out school. Our goal is to grow all of our students.
I look forward to our continued partnership in your child's education. Four great ways to stay involved this year:
Designated learning time every night. Establishing clear home expectations and routines for homework, nightlyreading, and self-directed learning activities helps to ensure aterrific school year. With busy fall sports schedules this can bedifficult, but starting the year out right will make learning apriority all year long.
Prioritize family time. Set aside time each week for family fun that's focused on relationship building, communication and well being. Happy and healthy learners are easier to grow.
Attend PTO meetings and events. These special networking opportunities provide support for you asparents.
Sign up for web page alerts and update your email address to stay informed. News and announcements from the school office and your child's teacher will come right to your inbox. Please be sure your email address on file is current. Our webpage is another great way to stay informed. It's simple to set up and makes life easier for you! Sign up for a website user account, then turn on e-alerts fromclassroom teachers as well as the sections on our school's home page. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.
Thank you for all you do at home and at school. Together we make a huge difference for our students!