Category Archives: Family Newsletters

Middle School Update – February 6

China Alive Information Grade level trip leaders have announced trips and completed the signups for this year’s China Alive experience taking place from April 20-24. Next week we will open the website dedicated to China Alive trips. Here you find … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – January 23

PowerSchool Grade Book Updates Today marks the midpoint of second trimester as well as the entire school year. I have asked teachers to update their PowerSchool grade books. While visiting classes today, I noticed several teachers giving assessments so they … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – January 16

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! These were often spoken phrases this first week back from holiday. Despite students and teachers looking forward to long breaks, we all are enthused about the return to learning together. I hope your time … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – November 21

Each month middle school counselors, Karen Kinsella and John Everett, host a counselor coffee.  This past week the topic was Effective Parent-Child Communication with an emphasis on the perspective of the child. Here is a summary of the information the … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – August 29

Open House Thank you for attending last night’s Open House. I hope you found the night informative and you were able to make a positive connection with your child’s teachers. Surely, not every question can be answered in an Open … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – August 15

A Great Start! I am proud of the work teachers and staff have accomplished in preparation for this week. It was a very smooth start and your children are excited about being back in school and with their friends.  I … Continue reading

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Middle School Update November 2

EARCOS Leadership Conference I have returned frm Bangkok, Thailand where I joined 1400 other delegates at the EARCOS Leadership Conference.  Joining me are other SAS administrators and board members. The theme at this year’s conference is “Learning Without Limits” with … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – October 25

The Adventure Begins We have received an email from Juanita McGarrigle that she has safely arrived in Auckland,  New Zealand and boarded the Tallship Europa.  She and the crew will spend several days readying the ship for the first leg … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – September 27

Working With My Child At Home in a Standards Environment In many ways, homework expectations do not change as a result of using a standards-based assessment approach.  Teachers still expect successful completion of homework to support additional learning in the … Continue reading

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Middle School Update – August 16

We concluded our first week of school with an assembly in the gym.  It was gratifying to see the warm welcome your children provided our new and returning teachers.  Both students and teachers have made a great transition to the … Continue reading

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