TGIF (Tanks Gossiping Introduces Flames)
My Weekly Friday Message 4/5/2019
Dear Stellar Families,
Spring has definitely sprung. Blooms and blossoms abound. For those of you with allergies, I'm sorry. For those of us without these types of allergies, it's one of our favorite times of the year. Today it rained for the better part of the day. The good news was that it rained while we were inside and stopped raining every time we were scheduled to be outside. A win for plants and a win for students (and teachers....)
The count down to Spring Break has begun. Our last day of school before break is Thursday, April 18. More on that as we inch closer. I just wanted to make sure that the correct date is on your radar.
An unsung hero shout out: Sharon Smith is our "pizza lady" every Wednesday. Thank you Sharon, you are appreciated. Love, All of Stellar
The trip to the Hayward Animal Shelter was amazing. We delivered our supplies and presented them with an Amazon gift card for $ 150.00. Animals were read to and joy was offered in abundance. There were over 90 pics sent to me, I chose 1 to publish - it's below. To see more, you'll have to order a yearbook..... Yes, we are going to be accepting orders for our yearbook soon. It needs to get finished first... No pressure team yearbook....
From Niko's dad (Jeff): A couple of articles relevant to our kids.
Describing direct phonics instruction (without specifically mentioning Slingerland) https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25919971&bcid=25919971&rssid=25919961&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Ftm%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3DE3FF87D2-49BF-11E9-B0B2-0199B3743667
The toll that is taken on those that are unidentified - we all know them.
Scholastic Book Orders: Please note that this will be the last order placed for this school year. Please get your orders to your classroom teacher by Friday, April 12. I will place our order that day in the hopes of getting our order delivered before we leave for Spring Break. Ordering on line is always an option. Our code is: GRBKF.
I hope that you and your family enjoy the weekend by doing whatever makes you the most happy. Me and mine will do the same.
Proud Head of School
Stellar Academy for Dyslexics