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Greetings from the Principal:

November is one of my favorite months of the year.  I have many happy memories of raking the leaves with my father, (and we burned them on the side of road during those days) and helping all the local farmers conclude their fall harvest of their fields.  But even better than that, my two older brothers and I knew that the “Sears and Roebuck’s Catalog” would be arriving in the mail just in time for Christmas.  The three of us would sit with my dad on the couch at night and go through the toy section dreaming about all the things we were going to ask Santa for. 

Every child should be able to grow up and have wonderful memories that will always draw their hearts, back home.  As the nights grow darker and colder, I would encourage EVERYONE to take 10 minutes out of your evening routine, turn off the tv, put the ipads, computers, and cellphones down, and read a story to your children on the couch or on their beds.  Or, better yet, take that 10 minutes and tell them about a wonderful memory that you have from your childhood.  ALL children love stories.  Best of all, you will be investing 10 minutes an evening in your child’s life that cannot be taken away!  To me, that is an investment that will pay out the greatest rewards.  10 Minutes!

November 14 – 15, 2018 are parent-teacher conferences.  I would like to see 100% of our parents attend these extremely important meetings scheduled to give an update on your child(s) progress thus far.  Every teacher will be sharing with you your child(s) latest NWEA testing data as well as providing you with information on your child’(s) strengths and areas of growth.  It is imperative that every parent be actively involved in their child’(s) education.  Research has shown that students who excel in school have parents that are involved and take an active role in their child’(s) education. 

During November, Roberts Elementary School, will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Friday, November 16, 2018.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Friday, November 9. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

Please note that if you have students in junior high school and high school, the reports cards will be electronically sent by the end of the day, Friday, November 9, 2018.

 

I wanted to share with you some important dates, so you could mark your family calendars:

November:

November 2, 2018 End of the first Marking Period

November 6, 2018 No School for Roberts Election Day Please remember to vote!

November 7, 2018 Donuts and Details Mtg with the Principal 9:00 am

November 8, 2018 Picture Retake Day

November 8, 2018 PTO Meeting 6 - 7:00 pm

November 14, 2018 Evening Conferences 5 - 8 pm

November 15, 2018 Afternoon Conferences 1:00 - 4:00 pm   ½ day for students 12:04 Dismissal

November 15, 2018 Evening Conferences 5 - 8 pm

November 21 through November 23, 2018 No School due to Thanksgiving Break

November 30, 2018 Santa Shop at Roberts

November 30, 2018 Skate Night 5 - 7 pm

 

As always, I am here to assist in anyway I can.  If you have a question, a concern, or want to just stop by for a cup of coffee, please feel free to come in.  You can always reach by phone at (586) 797-6100 or by email at wayne.johnson@uticak12.org .  Thank you for allowing me to work alongside such a wonderful group of students and staff!

My prayer for all this Thanksgiving Season is to take a minute, slow down, put all the social media away, and make a memory with your family that will last for generations.  God Bless!