A message from the principal
A Message from the Principal
It is hard to believe that the 1st marking period is over. I am proud of the progress that our students have made so far this year. Congratulations to the 5th & 6th grade students who made honors. Students who made Principal’s List were treated to a special breakfast. I’m very happy with the smooth transition that the 1st and 2nd grade students made to Lindbergh – “the big school.”
During the early part of the year our students engaged in many exciting learning experiences. Since New Jersey adapted the Common Core State Standards, rigor and expectations have increased. In mathematics, the focus is on mastery and deep understanding of skills and concepts. Students are expected to solve challenging word problems and explain their answers in their math journals. While in language arts, students are enjoying writing using the new curriculum, Writing Fundamentals.
Our teachers have also been engaged in numerous professional development activities to help your children achieve the expected goals while raising engagement. Teachers continue to learn in our Professional Learning Community, afterschool meetings and outside workshops.
Students participated in many events such as Student Council Elections, Week of Respect, Red Ribbon Week, fire safety instruction, a costume parade, Turkey Trot, the 50th day of school, Polar Express, and the PTA Holiday Boutique. The Winter Concert was a great success enjoyed by all.
Lastly, regular attendance and punctuality are the basis to a sound educational experience. Students who are absent or late miss out on valuable instructional time. We wish to instill a sense of accountability and dependability in our children. We need your support to do so.
Warm regards for a happy and healthy New Year.
Toni Bongard, Principal