The new school year is off to a great start and my thanks to students, parents, and Throop staff members for their part in making this one of the most successful beginnings to a new year.
As you know, we work hard to accomplish many things, academics being one of the most important. In addition to academics, we value life skills that include Respect, Responsibility, and Safety. Students’ conduct grade on report cards will be a reflection of their ability to demonstrate respect, responsibility, and safety.
To encourage these life skills, students will have the privilege of participating in school wide events that will take place at the end of each grading period. Students that have maintained a B or better in the two conduct areas on the report card for that grading period will be included. Students that fall short of the B in the two conduct areas will have an alternate plan on celebration days.
The first school wide celebration will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014 in conjunction with Throop’s PTO Read-Write-Walkathon. Students with good conduct grades will eat a “western” lunch outside and participate in western themed activities. Other grading period celebrations are still being planned.
Students will be encouraged to maintain grades that will allow them to participate with classroom guidelines, teacher reminders, posters, flyers, and other encouraging words. Once a new grading period begins, every child becomes eligible for the next event until new conduct grades make it prohibitive. I encourage parents to become part of this plan by talking to students about their citizenship choices and to help all students become responsible for monitoring their individual choices.
I look forward to upcoming celebrations and rewarding those good citizens with an extra “pat on the back.”
Yours in Education,