Dear Park Avenue Families,
I hope you all had a restful winter break. After a packed first five months of educational and social activities, the break was well-deserved. Once back to our classroom routines, students are building stamina in their reading, and continue to work on writing, mathematics, social studies and science.
Please be reminded that students should be in the building by 8:30. Dismissal is between 2:45 and 3:00 and students should be picked up promptly.
Please support our PTO by attending the meetings and volunteering to help at these events.
Now is the window of opportunity for our community to write our state legislators. They are currently reviewing the Governor's proposed budget. Until the budget is approved by the legislature, adjustments can be made to the amount of state aid we receive for next year. It is critical that our legislators hear our concerns. More than $100 million is at stake. Please see our advocacy links and submit your letter.
Winter is not over yet despite the prediction for an early spring. It is a perfect time for skiing, ice skating, or reading a good book while it's snowing. It's also flu season. Please take all possible steps to protect yourself and your children.
We should be proud of what we've accomplished so far this year, while gearing up for the tasks ahead of us.
Major Goals of the Park Avenue School Plan
#1: To raise levels of student achievement by providing
increased opportunities for language and literacy development in
all classrooms. To implement this goal we intend to
strengthen the ability of children to demonstrate their
understanding of written and oral texts beyond the literal level
through well-organized and thoughtful writing and the effective use
of language mechanics conventions.
#2: To maintain a high level of student achievement in
mathematics by providing opportunities for students to practice
basic computation, solve multi-step problems, make predictions,
identify arrangement and patterns, explain reasoning, draw
conclusions and analyze situations mathematically.
#3: In order to ensure a safe school environment and promote
the cognitive, ethical and social-emotional growth of students,
Park Avenue will continue to expand its efforts to support
comprehensive Character Education grades K-5.
#4: To continue to offer greater opportunities for parent and
broader community involvement at Park Avenue through the continued
implementation of a community school program. Broader
community involvement will not only enrich our instructional
programs but help Park Avenue families secure the resources they
will need to improve the quality of their lives and the readiness
of their children to learn and experience success in