Letter to Families 2017-2018 School Year

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! I hope all of our families arehaving a great summer. I would like to welcome all returning andnew families to the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited aboutimplementing several new initiatives and increasing the effectiveness of some of the expectations that are already in place.

I have listed below the “Big Rocks” for the 2017-2018 school year:

• Effectively Tracking Student Data
• Scholars Knowing Their Own Data School wide
• Effective Implementation of the Acceleration Model
• Emphasis on Restorative Practices
• Increasing Reading Proficiency & Learning Gains

In addition, there are some other school wide initiatives that weare working to put in place. I have listed them below:

• Classroom DOJO will be a school wide initiative. Teachers willuse classroom DOJO across all grade levels
• The middle school grades will have the option of an advancedclass. This class will be a pilot. The purpose of this is to exposeour middle school scholars to a curriculum that will better preparethem for middle school
• Success Time: Intervention & enrichment opportunities within theclassroom to meet the needs of diverse scholars
• We are updating our current website to a new mobile friendlyformat to increase effective communication

I am looking forward to an outstanding school year as wecollaborate and partner with families in order to provide the besteducational experience for our scholars. The first official day ofschool for all scholars is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Scholarswill begin going to their classes at 8:05AM. Scholars whopurchase school breakfast will need to arrive no later than 8:00a.m. Breakfast will be served daily from 8:00 a.m. – 8: 15 a.m.Grades Kindergarten through 4th will dismiss at 2:40 p.m. Grades5-8 will dismiss at 3:10 p.m.

Listed below are important dates for the opening of the upcoming school year:

Open House
August 31, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Kindergarten Orientation
August 31, 2017 (Begins at 5:00 p.m.)

First Day of School for Scholars: September 6, 2017

Back to School Nights
(Gr. 5-8) September 13, 2017 & (Gr. K-4) September 14, 2017

First PTO Meeting: September 14, 2017

Regards,

H. Douglas Rice II, Principal