Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone as a national holiday, there is never enough gratitude for all who support the work of learning and teaching at Mid-Pacific. And the appreciation is every day.
As students and faculty return to campus, we have much work ahead in the next three weeks. Inquiry projects will pick up from the previous week, and the journey of every class’ year-long inquiry is reaching a landing to take a look at where the students have arrived in order to see where the exploring will take them to the next landing. Make sure to read the teachers’ blogs (every classroom teacher posts at least every two weeks) so that you can follow the inquiry journey. Moreover, skills work in reading, writing, and mathematics continue, and children have the benefit of developing other equally important skills in character education, physical education, art, and music.
For parents, your vantage point will be the end-of-semester performance continua for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 posted to myPueo on December 11th. (Parents, check myPueo for updates.) Preschool parents will receive their child’s Learning Story during the conference on December 7 or 8. After the K–5 student-parent-teacher conferences we held in October, you should be able to see in the developmental continua where your child is midpoint in the school year. Remember that learning progress is over time.
One of our treasured traditions will be the Christmas Holiday Performance on the last day of school, December 19 at 10 a.m. The children will resume music classes and continue learning their performance number, in addition to other music curricula. After the holiday performance in Bakken Auditorium, parents may take their children. Otherwise, it’s a half day of school ending at 11:30 a.m. with all students to be picked up by 12 noon.
E Kūlia Kākou! Letʻs strive and aspire together!
For our children,
Edna L. Hussey, Ed.D.