Principal's Message



I hope you enjoyed a peaceful holiday break with your families. It was certainly a busy time here at school. We were excited to be able to celebrate the season with many in-person events this year. Some of our parents have asked us about recording or live streaming these types of events to share with loved ones who do not reside in the area. We appreciate hearing your positive feedback. We are working on a plan and look forward to sharing some of our events on our youtube channel in the future. 

I can’t believe it’s 2023 already!

As we ring in the new year, our elementary teachers and staff  begin reflecting on the goals we have set for our students and work to provide opportunities to further their growth. Working together with our families plays a crucial role in helping our students succeed. Having good school attendance, reviewing learned concepts at home, and keeping in contact with your child’s teacher are just a few examples of how parents can help ensure school success.

Below is some information you may find helpful:

Report Cards: Our first trimester report cards went home in early December. If you have any questions regarding your child's progress, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher. 
Benchmark Winter Testing: During the month of January our teachers begin assessing our students' growth by administering the iReady benchmark diagnostic. This testing helps us evaluate your child's growth in the areas of reading and math. We will share the results of this testing with our parents at the end of January. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have regarding these assessments.
NYS 3-8 Testing: In the spring our students in grades 3-8 will be taking the New York State ELA and Math Assessments. During the month of January our students will participate in a computer based simulation of those tests. More information to come.
Recess Reminder: We try our best to take the students outside for recess.  As the weather gets colder, remember to  bring your coats, hats, mittens, and boots.
Happy New Year,
Mrs. Wood