Friday, September 20, 2013

Music Program News

Dear Parents,

I know that many of of you have heard the new that our beloved Mrs. Holcombe will be soon leaving PCE.  Mrs. Holcombe has been such an important part of the PCE community and she will be sadly missed.  She will tell you that this is one of the hardest decisions she has had to make because she so dearly loves being a part of each and every child's music education! 

She will be very hard to replace! 

We have already started receiving applications for this position and will be very thoughtful in our selection of a new music teacher.  Once we have made that selection we will make an announcement to the community.

Mrs. Holcombe's last day will be the day before fall break.  We all wish her the best of luck with the great opportunity that she has been given!



Monday, September 9, 2013

September already?

Hello again PCE Parents!

Time is flying by and we have now completed our first month of school!

This month will bring many adventures for us!  Hopefully it will also include some cooler weather!

We successfully completed our first fire drill of the year!  The students and staff did a fabulous job! We were out of the building and safe very quickly!
We also welcomed our 6th graders back from a very exciting Outdoor Ed Adventure!  All went well and the students had many stories to share!  We received many compliments on how great they were!
Looking forward we have some important events coming up soon!
  • Our first PCEA meeting will be Tuesday September 10th at 6:30--This is a new year, with new administration and a new board--we would love to have your support!
  • Friday, September 27th is our first staff development day --so students are off of school.
  • Friday October 4th is our 2nd annual Wolf Night--we are looking forward to see everyone for this great event!
Drills and Safety:
This month we will practice two drills ---another Fire drill and a Lockdown drill.  Please let your child's teacher know if your child has any anxiety around these two drills.  We want our children to be prepared but we do not want to cause in undo stress.

Interim Testing:
Our other big event for the rest of the month is Interim testing.  We are assessing our student to obtain a baseline of learning.  This is important information so that we can accurately measure the growth of each student BUT this is only one data point.  We will work to make sure that testing is performed as quickly as possible so that our learning is not interrupted for long.  Our most important job is teaching and our students most important job is learning, we want to maximize these learning adventures every day! 

As always please let us know if you have any questions, we would be glad to hear from you!