Principal’s Page

Dear Pierce Families,

It has been a busy, yet amazing first few weeks of school! We appreciate you staying in touch with us through arrival/dismissal chats together, Open House, joining me at the Meet and Greets Across the Street these past Wednesdays and continuing to view classroom newsletters and webpages on-line to stay connected.  We continue to try our best to keep our communications happening with you!

Some important notes for you- 

Bus Safety Reminders:

Safety on the buses is our priority at Pierce School and throughout the ConVal District.  The bus company would like us to share a few simple reminders:

  • Please remember to be safe when waiting for the bus.  Remove headphones until sitting in your bus seat and be aware when the bus approaches so that the driver sees you are attentive and ready to board and exit the bus.
  • Remember to be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled bus arrival time.
  • Conduct on the bus is the same as in our classrooms; expected behavior is to keep voices at an appropriate level and your hands and personal items clear of aisles.

Let’s make the ride safe and enjoyable for all!

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Beginning Year Assessments:

It’s assessment time and we are halfway home!  Our students have done an amazing job giving their very best.  Please try your best as well to keep your child rested, eating well and even laughing!  Some down-time with families such as enjoying a good book, having game nights and/or watching funny movies can make this time more relaxing overall for our students.  We are working hard as a staff to be sure we give students additional play time and recess to encourage the best environment for promoting the learning zone! We know they will do GREAT!

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Social-Emotional Curriculum Info:

Our staff has again this year implemented a social-emotional curriculum called Responsive Classroom with a supplemental piece added titled, The Zones of RegulationResponsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning and The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel.  Through these curriculums, we are better able to set the stage for our students to become empowered learners who can gauge how they feel and in turn use important tools to guide their problem solving skills.  More to come…

Best,

Kathie


2018-2019 School Year

To read “Feeling Gratitude” from the office of Robin Gregg, School Counselor, click here.

To read the December Happenings click here.

To read the November Happening click here.

To read the October Happenings click here.

To get information about  Title 1 “Read to Me” click here.

To view the September Happenings click here.

Click the link for:  Principal Entry Plan 2018-2019

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To read our November 2017 Newsletter, click here.

To read our October 2017 Newsletter, click here.

 

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