On behalf of Norwood View Elementary, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. With great anticipation, we are looking forward to having our students back in the classrooms and hallways as we build on the many successes of last year!
Our teachers have spent much of their summer planning and training in a variety of professional development activities designed to ensure your child the best educational experience possible. We are excited to welcome Ms. Melissa Finley to the View team. Ms. Finley will serve as a new intervention specialist after serving in that same capacity at Sharpsburg Elementary the past years.
We look forward to implementing our new “PEACE” positive behavior program during the upcoming school year. This school-wide plan will establish consistent expectations across all grade levels by focusing on five positive behaviors:
More details of this exciting new program be coming your way in the coming weeks.
Research has shown that the more parents are actively involved in their child’s education, the higher the child achieves. With this in mind, here are a few suggestions to support your child’s success:
• Send your child to school every day on time.
• Make sure your child gets at least eight hours of sleep each night.
• Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.
• Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via e-mail, telephone, notes, or letters.
• Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences.
• Celebrate your child’s success (giving verbal praise), no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work.
We look forward to seeing you at our Pre-View OPEN HOUSE on Monday August 20. Everyone will assemble in the auditorium at 4:00 for a brief introduction before touring the school and meeting your child’s new teacher.
As you know, your child’s day begins and ends with you, and we consider each of you an integral part of the educational process. We welcome your participation, ideas, and suggestions. Please take advantage of the many opportunities to volunteer or become involved in your child’s educational experience. PTA meetings will take place the first Monday of each month at 3:45 offering you the chance to share ideas and support the goals and missions of the school. The staff and faculty here at the View are looking forward to working in collaboration with you to be sure your child reaches his/her highest potential. Should you have any questions, concerns, or comments please call the office and we will be happy to assist you.
Lin Yates, Principal Norwood View Elementary 513-924-2610