Greetings Boulevard Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We have many exciting things being implemented this school year. Along with our recent Ohio Department of Education STEM designation, we have restructured our educational spaces to accommodate four separate science classrooms. Kindergarten and First Grade, Second and Third Grades, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade will all have their own “STEM Pods.” With their closer proximity to the classrooms, along with not needing to breakdown science experiments, our science instruction will be deeper and give students greater opportunities for inquiry.
In addition, this year we will be adopting a Superhero theme along with the motto, “You Have the Power.” Our school community will be working within a learner quality framework using the following six words: Engaged, Persistent, Inquisitive, Problem-Solving, Reflective, and Collaborative. These “Super Powers” will be the underpinning of much of the work we do with all of the students.
Lastly, the entire school community will be adopting four building-wide rules that will apply to every classroom, cafeteria, hallways, etc. The rules are: use kind words and actions, stay in your area, follow directions the first time given, and follow voice level expectations. While school is much more than doing these four things successfully, it is our expectation that all of our students follow these rules to ensure that school is a safe and enjoyable place to learn. To help with consistency and communication, this year all teachers will be using Class Dojo to reward students for following the rules, communicate with families on a regular basis on their child’s progress, and to develop a common language throughout the school. Please take time to discuss these expectations with your child and look for any notifications from Class Dojo!
I am extremely excited about the joys and discoveries that will be made this year! Please feel free to reach out should you have any comments, questions, etc.