As I was working in my yard today and hearing the voices of children playing outside, I couldn’t believe that I would be writing my May newsletter tonight. I have said it before, but this year has truly flown by and has been filled with many academic successes and fun activities. Children were challenged to “CHOOSE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY,” and they were. The children and our amazing staff made West Point, a great place to be for the 2016-2017 school year.
THANK YOU for doing your best this past month in helping our students be prepared and present for the PSSA testing. I was proud of our students’ dedication to the tasks and enjoyed watching them win prizes for 150% effort. I will have some assistant principals helping me in the upcoming days (one of the prizes they could select). I appreciate our staff members for their diligence in following all the stipulations, and I commend Mrs. Ciesielski for all that she had to do to help in the collecting, counting, and sending of materials. It is not an easy task. But, as always, West Point’s team of dedicated staff ensured that the tests were completed with fidelity and diligence. I look forward to receiving the results this summer and sharing those results with all of you in the fall.
Once again, it was our supreme pleasure to honor our wonderful volunteers with the student performances and our Volunteer Brunch. Thanks for all that you do from the bottom of our hearts! If you didn’t get a pen, please stop in the office and take one from the counter.
The Influence You have on a Child is Infinite!!!!
May promises to be quite busy with field trips, Teacher Appreciation week, the Kindergarten concert as well as Spring concert, Field Day, Career Day, Hero Lunch, Fifth Grade Farewell, etc., etc. etc. Need I say more; pay close attention to the calendar for all of the wonderful events that will wind down our 2016-2017 school year.
If you haven’t heard, next year’s reading theme is: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: WHERE STUDENTS LEARN, EXPLORE, AND GROW!!! So, I look forward to redecorating the school over the summer months. Get your animal gear ready, it looks like 2017-2018 will be filled with some WILD adventures.
Please feel free to contact me with any “end of year’ concerns. I look forward to seeing you at our May events! Enjoy the many signs and experiences of Spring.