Creating a safe, inclusive, kind place for all children to come to each day is very important to us. We want our students to be excited about coming to school everyday and to know that they are valued and respected members of our school community. Your child's happiness and success is no doubt, a shared responsibility and partnership between home and school. We promise to keep the lines of communication open and ask that you not hesitate to reach out to us should your child be experiencing any difficulties at school. Together, we can make school a positive and productive experience for all.
One of the ways we will be building upon our positive school climate this year is through a focus on the development of social and emotional competencies and our role in explicitly teaching and modeling these competencies for our students. Teachers have begun taking part in professional development and our goal is to engage families in this work as well.
This year, connected to our regularly scheduled PTO meetings, we plan to host a series of conversations connected to our school's goals. We hope you will join us for our first conversation at the September 27th PTO meeting at 6:00pm in the SRE library. Carolyn Schuyler, an SRE parent and the Executive Director of Wildrock, will be joining us to facilitate a conversation around the importance of play, the purpose and intentional design of the updates made to our PK-2 playground, and how all of this is connected to the social and emotional learning of our students. Hope to see you there!
"Child-initiated play lays a foundation for learning and academic success. Through play, children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems, and discover their human potential. In short, play helps children make sense of and find their place in the world." Carolyn Schuyler, SRE Parent and Executive Director of Wildrock