Principal’s Newsletter Principal’s Newsletter – September 21, 2018


Dear ACS Families,

Dear Parents, We have made it through our first two full weeks of school, and students are doing very well adjusting to life at ACS. During the first few weeks, we have worked primarily on developing routines and building community. Students have been assessed in reading, writing and math. Math assessments (End of last years grade) will come home Monday. Please take some time to go over each of the math standards and the challenging areas with your child. Each teacher will work on all of these areas in more depth and cover each of these standards throughout our year. In writing, grades 3 and up students will complete three on demands, narrative, opinion and informational. These assessments are given within a 45 minute block to see what students recall from the previous grade. These three pieces of writing will help guide instruction with each child. Finally, we will be pulling each child to assess their reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension using the DRA test. I will be sending home more information. These beginning of the year benchmarks help guide our instruction and really challenge our students at each of their levels. Homework – Students will always have reading and math, once we get rolling. Please make sure to check your child’s planner daily to see expectations. We also post daily homework on REMIND (codes on back). At Back to School Night we covered many important topics – the PowerPoint is on our website. If you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless,

Mrs. Shumny

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.“
-Benjamin Franklin