A Letter from the Principals:
Monday, March 10, 2008 11:20 PM

Dear Parents,

Here’s an update on recent events and upcoming activities:

February Conference Attendance
Conferences went well. Attendance was by parent/teacher appointment. Many parents chose to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with teachers. Teachers also had the opportunity to focus on curriculum, team meetings, and record-keeping.

2008-09 Projected Enrollment Meeting
On Wednesday, March 5, Hank, Anne and Allison Stevens (parent of a second-grader and a fifth-grader and parent representative on the District’s Advisory Committee for LHCS), met with Mary Ann Norris, Area C Superintendent and Jim Liston from the District’s Student Accounting department to discuss our enrollment and staff allocation for the 2008-2009 school year. Currently, the Request Cards are being entered and numbers are being tabulated. We will keep you updated on grade configurations as enrollment information is confirmed.

Second Grade CALT
The CALT assessment dates are March 3-14. Parents of second grade students were sent a letter with information about the CALT in late February. Responses were due on Monday, March 3. Based on responses received thus far, most of the second graders will not take the CALT test this March. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter and thanks also to the second grade staff for their time and support.

School Improvement Plan
The "SIP" Committee members are working diligently on our Continuous Improvement Plan. The 2007-08 members are – Administrators/Staff: Anne Wade, Jay Alexander, Hank Taxis, Michelle Bove and Gino Marchetti - Parents: Beth Murphy, and Christa Anders.

REMINDERS:

Friday, March 21 – No school for students; Teacher Flex Duty Day
Friday, March 28 – No school for students; Record Keeping/District Staff Development Day.
March 31-April 4 – Spring Recess. Staff will return on Monday, April 7.

Hank Taxis, Interim Principal
Anne Wade, Assistant Principal
Jay Alexander, Assistant Principal