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Big Springs Newsletter

Dear Big Springs Community,                                                                                     September 2023


I hope everyone has had a great start to the school year. 

A big thank you to our entire staff for making sure the beginning of the school year was as smooth as possible.  We would also like to thank all our families and students for your part in making the beginning of the school a successful one.

We hope you found a back to school nights informative and helpful.

Calendar: September 1st is a minimum day with all students dismissed at 12:55. 

Please mark your calendar that the following days are holidays during the month of September.

Monday - September 4th is Labor Day.

Friday - September 15 is a staff development day, no school for students that day.

Monday - September 25 is a local holiday (Yom Kippur)

Communication: Please make sure you are establishing lines of communication with your child’s teacher. When parents and teachers work together, it makes it a wonderful experience for the student. 

Items forgotten: We have noticed that many students have had items dropped off for them during the school day that were left at home. Please spend some time either the night before or morning of school to ensure students have all their materials and items for the day. This will teach students the extra responsibility of keeping track of their items, plus it will assist you in not having to make unnecessary trips to school during your busy day

Homework: Take time to discuss with your son/daughter issues such as when and where homework will be done, your own expectations for their education and even setting goals for the school year.   Students do best when rules are in place and expectations are followed, that of course always starts at home.  If you were to ever have any questions about how to make sure your child is working up to their potential do not hesitate to contact their teacher or myself. 

Curriculum at home:  We truly appreciate the time parents are spending supporting their children with homework and projects. Make sure you are having discussions with your children as well, regarding how reading, writing and math are not only important during school, but that these skills are necessary in everyday life.  While spending time together outside of school point out, have discussions and show each other how we use these skills when engaging in daily life activities.  This practice will hopefully make what they learn in school that much more meaningful.

Thank you,

Sean D. Platt