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Principal Dell's Monthly Newsletter



February... our month of Responsibility, and Love!

Feb. 1, 2017

Dear Parents,

   Bring on February!!! Let’s hope we have January’s weather.  It is hard to believe we are in the midst of winter, hearing children running around on the blacktop throughout the day;  we enjoy the warm temperatures every chance we get.

    Well, our Brick and Mortar is going to be quite filled for the month of February.  But, in my heart, I see that as an important vision for our school: a place of continual learning opportunities! That being said, as you have seen from the permission slips, we will be offering Math Facts Beach Parties, Lego Robotics, and Mad Science as after school opportunities.  In addition to that, I want to thank Mr. Iwig for offering to spearhead a Science Club on Tuesday evenings.  We will see how it works during the month of February and keep you posted on further Science Club opportunities.  Thanks again, Mr. Iwig!

    We screened all students during January and had a great day of collaboration on January 27th.  Believe me, we closely study student data to ensure we are providing necessary interventions for those that struggle and at the same time devise plans to challenge our advanced learners.  In addition to that, Mrs. Ciesielski along with classroom teachers identify behavioral needs as well.  Your children’s progress and their safe well-being, is our optimum concern.

    February 2nd is a big day at West Point.  It is the 100th day, and we will be dressing to LOOK 100!!!  Relay For Life is asking students to bring in 100 pennies or $1.00 to support this cause.  And, K-2 classrooms will be participating in other 100 day activities.  Also, it is our FIRST McDonald’s Night fundraiser.  Please come visit your child’s teacher at the McDonalds’ across from Westmoreland Mall, as they serve up fries, burgers, etc.  We look forward to a fun night of eating and serving!!!

    On Feb. 14th we will  have classroom parties, Math Facts practice, and Lego Robotics. We will NOT have Science Club.  What a special day for West Point students!  Jump Rope for Heart will take place on Feb. 24th.  That is always a great day for kids to enjoy physical activities designed to improve their physical well-being.  We always appreciate your donations, as it is a district initiative!!! West Point is a GIVING COMMUNITY!!

    Kindergarten registration is just around the corner, (March 22nd), so please share this information with anyone that you know who has Pre-K children.  Early registration helps us plan better for the new year.

    Lastly, I would like to share some exciting news.  I was contacted this week that the Project Lead the Way Grant that I submitted was accepted.  It is a $20,000 STEM grant for West Point, and in addition, they want to offer the district $100,000 for implementation in other buildings.  More details to come….but full STEAM ahead for West Point.

    Once again, thank you for being such a caring community as we celebrate the month of Valentine’s Day.  I’ve heard if you surround yourself with people who believe what you believe, things will happen.  Thank you for supporting the academic, social, and emotional programs provided at West Point for your children.  We make a GREAT TEAM!

     Most sincerely,

  Mrs. Dell

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”    Clay P. Bedford