Friday Update 12/1/2023

Friday Update 12/1/2023
Farid Johnson

Dear Siwanoy Families,

Time is flying! Thank you to our teachers and parents/guardians for having meaningful conversations during parent teacher conferences. I know the day is fast-paced, but the the professionalism and teamwork shown throughout last night and today has been great to see.

Coat Drive

Our 4th grade classes will be spearheading a winter coat drive through December 8th. This is another amazing project created by our site based "Siwanoy serves" initiative. We will have collection bins set up on our main floors for gently used or new winter coats, new hats, new gloves in sizes Infant - Teen XXL. (We respectfully request that you wash all used coats before donating). Thank you, in advance, for your kindness and generosity.

4th & 5th grade Orchestra & Chorus concert December 7th

Our 4th & 5th graders have been hard at work preparing for our annual Winter concert. This will take place on Thursday, December 7th in the Hutchinson gymnasium at 5:00pm Please see the attached for additional information.

4th & 5th grade Winter concert info

Our next Siwanoy University will be on December 11th

I am happy to announce that Siwanoy University has been abuzz around the community. Our next topic will be about the MTSS process (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support). Ms. Asfendis (our MTSS chair and special education teacher) and myself will give you an overview of the process, it's origins that are based in the framework of response to intervention, and how it relates to instruction and the whole child. I would like to point out that MTSS serves the needs of ALL of our children. Child care (with food available) will be provided through the generosity of our PTA and Playful Wonders. Please use the attached link to sign up. I hope to see you there!

MTSS Sign Up

Reminder about coats and hats and gloves

Just a reminder that we are heading into the colder months, We all enjoy going outside to get some fresh air during lunch, so please send your children into school with appropriate clothing.

5th grade moving up ceremony - June 17th

Our 5th grade moving up ceremony will be on June 17 at 4pm. Mark your calendars. It will be here before you know it.

Word of the Month - Accountability

Accountability is a way to take responsibility for actions you’re in charge of. Accountability also means taking ownership of the decisions and the choices you make, and accepting whatever consequences those choices come with

Upcoming dates:

12/4 - Day 3

12/5 - Day 4

12/6 - Day 5

12/7 - Day 6

12/8 - Day 1

Farid Johnson

Principal, Siwanoy School


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