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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


Where, oh where has our school year gone?  The time is moving along rapidly and it seems like we just got started a few days ago.  Can you believe it is already time to start planning for the 2018-2019 school year and testing is just around the bend?  The days are getting longer and time is getting shorter.  Nevertheless, we can survive the spring madness if we remain focused on student achievement in every aspect of our school, with all stakeholders working on behalf of what is best for our children.


Parent Conferences, report cards, and testing are upon us.  Parent/teacher conferences will continue from March 1st to March 2nd.  Report cards will be given at the conference.  It is important for you to stay in contact with your child’s teacher. The teachers will be discussing your child’s academic progress and whether he or she should be promoted to the next grade level. It is important for you, as the parent, to know if your child is meeting grade-level standards. Students who are not meeting the standards for the grade level are at risk of repeating the grade. We want all students to be successful in school. Communication between school and home is very important to your child’s success.  Our second graders will complete the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test on March 14th and 15th.  Students who score well on this test can receive a gifted and talented student certification. We are encouraging our second graders to do their best on the test. 


Parents, if there is a problem with your child and another student, please speak to the school authorities.  Do not

talk to the other student directly.  We will intervene to help solve the problem, but under no circumstances should another parent come to our campus with intentions of reprimanding another child.  We will work relentlessly to provide a safe and civil environment for all of our students.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or your classroom teacher at (310)

324-1153.  Here’s to a happy hootin’ springtime with improved student achievement.  Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!



Marcia Sidney-Reed




P.S.  Please support our academic plays for the remainder of the school year:

  1. Encourage your wise owl to speak in complete sentences
  2. Help your wise owl read 15 to 30 minutes every night
  3. Remind your wise owl to be respectful at all time