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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
As we wrap up the month of February, teachers are finalizing Trimester 2 grades and preparing for parent/teacher conferences on March 15 and 16. Even though the weather hasn't seemed like it, Spring Break will be here before we know it!
We hope you can join us for our Trimester 2 Celebration on Friday, March 3 at 2:20. We'll have some fun, celebrate students' achievements, and kick off a March Lucky to Read reading challenge! The School Culture Committee and Partners in Education volunteers have some great ideas to build excitement about reading and have some fun during March, especially the four days of school before Spring Break. Stay tuned for Spirit Week (March 14-17) details, coming soon!
I'm sending the March newsletter a little early to remind families about Tuesday's SAAC meeting. Please join me on 2/28 at 5:30pm to hear more about our newly selected dual language program model, Gomez & Gomez, as well as to provide input into our 2023-24 school improvement plan. Adventure's Instructional Leadership Team is already starting to look ahead to the new school year and design our school's goals.
Lastly, please remember that on late start days we do not open our doors to receive students until 10:00 since breakfast is not served. Whether it be a late start on our school calendar or due to a weather delay, please do not drop your students off prior to 10:00 as we do not have staff available to supervise them.
- February 28 - SAAC meeting, 5:30pm
- March 1 - late start; classes begin at 10:10; no PK
- March 3 - Trimester 2 Celebration, 2:20
- March 7 - Coffee with the Directors, 8:15
- March 8 - Trimester 2 K-6 report cards sent home
- March 13 - No school
- March 15, 16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7pm
- March 20-24 - Spring Break, no classes
- April 4 - Coffee with the Directors, 8:15
- April 5 - late start; classes begin at 190:10; no PK
- April 10-28 - CMAS testing, grades 3-6
DUAL LANGUAGE UPDATES
The Gomez & Gomez model provides native language literacy instruction in grades PK-1 with structures for rich oral language development. Social Studies and Science instruction is given in Spanish; math instruction is provided in English. Starting in 2nd grade, all students receive formal language arts instruction in both Spanish and English.
Adventure teachers will receive extensive professional development this summer and over the next several years though our partnership with Dr. Gomez's Dual Language Training Institute. If you'd like to learn more about Adventure's new dual language model, please join us for our SAAC meeting on February 28!
TRIMESTER 2 ENDS
Last Friday was the last day of trimester 2. K-6 grades will be available on March 8 in the Infinite Campus parent portal. We will also send home printed report cards.
Adventure is hosting parent/teacher conferences on March 15 and 16, 3:30-7pm. Classroom teachers will be sending details about signing up for a conference time soon. Our goal is to meet with 100% of families.
STUDENT COUNCIL UPDATES
We raised over $200 with our Valentine candy grams. The money has been donated to Children’s Hospital.
Next month, Student Council will have an elote sale, tickets will be $2 and sold March 6-10. Elote will be delivered on March 17. Money raised will be donated to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
LUCKY TO READ IN MARCH!
Adventure is sponsoring a Lucky to Read challenge in March! This challenge will kick off on March 6 and last through March 31. Students can earn gold coins for their class pot o' gold for meeting their weekly reading goals. More details to be announced at our March 3 assembly!
Opportunities for Parent Involvement
COFFEE WITH THE DIRECTORS
Once a month, we gather with families informally in the cafeteria to enjoy coffee and conversation. We start at 8:15. Come connect with other families, ask questions, and learn more about Adventure. The next Coffee with the Directors will be Tuesday, March 7 at 8:15! We look forward to seeing you!
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Partners in Education (PIE) is a parent volunteer group. There are multiple ways to get involved as a volunteer. Each school year, volunteers must complete paperwork and photo identification for a background check before working with students. The forms can be found online in English and Spanish. This group meets every Friday at 8:30.
SCHOOL ADVISORY AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE
The School Advisory and Accountability Committee discusses school improvement strategies and makes recommendations. The next SAAC meeting will be Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30pm. The final SAAC meeting of this school year will be April 25 at 5:30pm.