ANTHONY BURNS ELEMENTARY
The Year of RESPECT
Happy Fall! It’s hard to believe that we have been in school for two months already. Thank you for your support in establishing a positive routine for our children at ABES. Now is the time to teach our children and students how to be respectful and responsible individuals.
Every morning we say the character pledge which includes, “I will be respectful and responsible”. This is a phase I use often with our students. Arriving on time, respecting others, and using manners are learned behaviors that last a lifetime.
Now that school is in full swing, it’s fun to watch our students learn responsibility and independence. All of our students have done an outstanding job of maintaining a positive atmosphere throughout the building. Most of our positive atmosphere is being taught through a program called Responsive Classroom. This program introduces the classroom as a community and all the rights and responsibilities of being a part of a community, to include what many of our teachers are incorporating ‘The Morning Meeting’. Make sure to ask your child about their classroom meetings.
Parent conferences are the week of November 3rd. As you meet with your teacher, be prepared for him/her to share results from the benchmark assessments given in September and the beginning of October. Please ask questions. Your child’s teacher wants to share strengths, areas of growth, and ways you all can work together as a team to ensure your child’s success. You will have a packed conference time, so if you have questions, please bring them with you so they may be discussed. We look forward to collaboration with you.
As always thank you for sending us the most precious part of your life every day. You child is special to us too. We love seeing their smiling faces every day. Thank you to a dedicated, competent, and enthusiastic staff. They are often asked to do far more than what is “expected” in their role. Thank you to the PTO for all the hard work and effort they put into ABES every day. We look forward to seeing each of you at Parent Conferences the week of Nov.3. I wish each of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all of you!
Make it A Great Day,
Nancy S. Coll
Remember to Make It a Great Day ~ The Choice Is Yours!