Wow! Where has the time gone? This year has been a whirlwind with the new Math-EM4 program, continuing the Leveled Literacy Intervention program and providing Guided Reading for all. Focusing on Reading and Math, we are seeing great gains in student’s reading comprehension and math skills. With the PSSA upon us, teachers and students have worked diligently to attain the necessary skills to be successful on this assessment. Thanks to the generosity of the PTA (and those who support this organization), snacks have been provided for each day of testing.
Throughout the year we have had many parent involvement events and all have shown great participation by students and their families. The Spectacular Evening/STEAM Fair boasted more of the same. Parents and children have come together to share the great activities that are going on at Baker. One other event that is being planned is the Summer Safety Spectacular. We have invited first responders and other non-profit agencies from the community to share safety-related information and some prizes as well. Those in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a bicycle. More information is provided in this newsletter.
Speaking of Bicycles, our PAWS committee is planning the last activity for the year at the end of May, complete with a DJ, snacks and hopefully plenty of BIKES to be raffled off. With the support of our local community, bicycles, scooters and helmets are being donated for this last hurrah of the school year. If you know of a business or community partner who would be interested in donating one of the items or cash to purchase the bicycles, please ask them to contact me.
So as we head down the home stretch, there is still plenty of learning to go. Our teachers are a part of a team that is dedicated to the best interest and the best education for your children. If your child is experiencing any difficulty, do not hesitate to contact me at 946-8388.
I look forward to seeing you in and out of school. Enjoy spring, nature, fresh air and sunshine with your children!