Every year at this time, I write about Thanksgiving. It is for certain my favorite holiday, and time of the year. It is a time for family and friends. It is a time to laugh, and sometimes cry! It is a time to be grateful for all the wonderful things in our lives, past and present, and to reflect about something what we might need to persist through. Dr. Bein had the administrators think and share with each other things we are grateful for and something that we need to push through. It was a great exercise and we all enjoyed it. In fact, it was even cathartic! I encourage you all to think about that as well! I am grateful for much. My health, my family, my friends and all the people in my life from Windsor School- the children, the staff and the parents as well as across the District. It give me great joy to work here. It gives me a deep feeling of pride as I watch the students grow over their time here. I enjoy the relationships and the fun. I literally learn something every day- whether it is something I could have done better or differently, or something that your children teach me. Being the proud principal of Windsor is something for which I am truly grateful. I hope you enjoy your families/friends next week. If you are traveling, be safe and if you are hosting- make sure you take some time to enjoy! I hope to make new memories having that little grandson with us (who is just crawling as of Thursday) to enjoy the festivities for the first time as I host 20 family members and friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
Parent Teacher Conferences- We so look forward to spending time with parents to go over the progress your children have made since late August. The time is flying by and we have so much to share. Our teachers have worked very hard preparing the progress reports and, additionally for conferences. We welcome you to ask questions and share your thoughts!
Some tips for you all:
• The 20 minutes go fast! If you have questions after reading through the progress reports, write them down so you can remember your thoughts.
•Ask the teacher about your child's strengths and areas for improvement or challenge areas. Ask how we are differentiating curriculum. Ask how we are intervening to assist in the areas that need improving.
•Ask about your child's social-emotional-behavior in the classroom, at lunch and at recess.
•Ask if there are ways you can support your child's learning at home.
•Share your thoughts on how your child can demonstrate leadership at Windsor.
•Share something we may not know about your child. We will help to promote those interests!
•If you think of other questions or thoughts after you have returned home, certainly feel free to email the teachers!