I want to take a moment to thank all of our teachers, students and parents that helped to make parent teacher conferences run smoothly. If you did not have a chance to talk to your child’s teacher, please contact them directly to set up a time to meet with them.
Monday, Feb 13-6th Grade Middle Ages Fair.
Friday, Feb 17–End of Term 2
Monday, Feb 20-No School President’s Day Federal Holiday
Week of Feb 28: Battle of the Books competition for Grades 3-6. More information will be sent through your child’s teacher.
Monday, March 6: No School-Teacher Professional Development Day
Friday, March 10: Classic Skate Night at 4:00pm
At Vineyard Elementary, we have focused our attention on making sure all students are proficient readers. For the last two years, all students in grades K-3, have taken a state-wide reading assessment called, DIBELS. This past month, we just completed our mid-year reading assessment and I am excited to announce that we have exceeded state expectations on the percentage of students that made significant growth in their reading scores. I want to take a moment to thank all of our teachers, para-educators and other support staff that have taken the time to help individualize instructional practices to ensure all students are able to read.
This week, I would like to recognize the efforts of Mr. Ryan Wilson, a 5th grade teacher at our school. Even though this is his first year at Vineyard Elementary, he comes to us with 10 years of teaching experience. He is a very humble and patient man that students have grown to love, admire and respect. He takes the time to get to know each student while also challenging their academic thinking. Whenever I talk to his students, each one of them have glowing remarks about him and his classroom. One student last week told me, “Mr. Wilson is a kind teacher but expects a lot out of us….I like that, I feel like I am learning and will be ready for 6th grade”. Another student commented that “Mr. Wilson knows me, like, he can tell you what I like and don’t like about school…he rocks!”. It is evident that students and other teachers have grown to admire Mr. Wilson. I am grateful for his still demeanor and love for students. He adds so much to our school!!
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