Welcome to 2019 at Scotten School! It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the school year. I always look forward to coming back to school after the winter break. The students seem so much bigger and I love how excited they are to be back at school too.
Scotten School staff will continue our work in implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment and ensure that all students have the social skills needed to succeed at school and beyond. The purpose of PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. We will continue to teach positive behavior just like academics and acknowledge students that show the “Scotten Way!”
Reading is something that is near and dear to my heart and it is my goal that all students find excitement in a good book. We have a wonderful school library and most classrooms have class libraries. Please take a few minutes each evening to read to your children or have them read to you. Reading every day at home will help your child exceed academically and develop a lifelong love of learning.
Our staff is ready to work together to see that our students are college and career ready so that they will have choices in their future. However, we know that it takes a team working together to accomplish the level of achievement we want to see in our students. I encourage all parents to join our team by joining our PTC, School Site Council, attending parent conferences, and by talking to the teacher about your child's progress and how you can help your child at home. The level of parent involvement is directly correlated to the level of student success at school.
The parent handbook/calendar is a useful guide to the many activities and programs offered at our school, as well as information about school and administrative policies. The calendar may be used to help plan your family’s busy schedule. Please try to plan trips around the calendar so your children do not miss school.
My door is open and I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I know that 2019 is going to be a great year for Scotten!