Get Your Running Shoes Ready!
Greetings Parents and Community Members, it feels like an eternity since we last spoke! I trust that you all had a nice, relaxing, fun-filled Spring Break with your kids. I love following all of your adventures on Facebook. Lots of beach time, some Disneyland, a few trips to Europe, and lots of relaxing at home. What a way to spend Spring Break! I fell on the latter end, as I spent my time off right here in Atlanta. My children were off Monday and it was great to spend the day with them. While it seemed like winter creeped back in for a quick second (it was cold!), the day quickly warmed up and allowed us time to visit pretty much every park within a 3-mile radius of our house. The rest of the week was spent outdoors, on the beltline, working out and sleeping! As we gear up for that final springtime push into summer, I’m reflective of the time we spent since the last time we spoke.
- We continued our partnership with North Atlanta, our cluster high school, as NA seniors spoke to our 1st graders about water conservation.They even provided us with fresh new rain barrels for our PC campus. As the new IB PYP states: “The learning community is involved! Students take action in their school and wider community.”
- Ms. Cramer’s 5th grade class extended their knowledge on plant cells by learning about urban gardening from a class parent.
- Mr. Carr’s Kindergarten art class created beautiful seasonal spring pieces as well as “wise owls,” blending a variety of mixed-media techniques while combining several skills to produce the end product. I love seeing our little artists in action.
- Building upon student’s creativity, Ms. Richard’s 5th grade class created book jackets for their book reports. This helped to sharpen their literacy skills while also embedding creativity.
- All of our grade levels have moved onto either Module 3 or Module 4 of Wit and Wisdom! This means new themes, texts, stories, pictures, and videos to help drive our literacy initiative. My favorite so far? Cinderella stories in 1st grade and Breaking Barriers in 5th.
While there is a TON happening within our school and community right now, I want to highlight a few important notes. First and foremost, I look forward to seeing everyone at our annual Morris Brandon Fun Run this Saturday, at the Main Campus at 8am (and you can pick up your number as early as 7:30 am). This is my first Fun Run and I’m looking forward to running with our staff! Also, this Wednesday, at 6pm at Sutton’s Northside Campus, the North Atlanta Cluster Principals will be hosting the NA State of the Cluster. All of our cluster elementary school Principals, as well as the Sutton and North Atlanta Principals, will be present. We will share an overview of our school and programs and will be able to answer any questions you may have, so come out and join us!
I also want to let you know that our parent input forms are now available for pickup in the front office at both campuses and available online HERE. We are asking that all forms be turned back in to either office by no later than next Friday, 4/19. Lastly, with Georgia Milestones right around the corner, I will be hosting my final Principal Coffee Talk of the year around this important statewide assessment on 4/26, 10am in the MC Media Center. Don’t worry if your child is not in grades 3-5 – there will be something for everyone!
As always, if there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to myself or a member of our admin team.