Deanna CarpenterFamily and Friends, 

Grace E. Stewart is off to a productive school year. I’m impressed with how quickly the kids are learning the classroom routines and procedures.  Thank you for the value you place on education…it’s evident in our school climate.

In addition, special thanks to our awesome office staff, teachers, instructional assistants, support staff and custodians who have helped start the year off right.

Benchmark Assessments System
During the last two weeks of August we have assessed reading with the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS).  Students are tested individually to ensure reading instruction and independent reading levels are adjusted to a just right fit.  Please note, kindergarten students will BAS in December.  Please visit with your child’s teacher for more information about his/her Guided Reading levels and BAS individual data.

Our Marathon is underway!  We started on August 23rd and will continue through October 6th with our celebration on October 8th.  Please have your student wear comfortable shoes.

Our marathon will be during recess times and before school on Fridays.  Each Friday has a theme for extra fun.  We have a family walk night on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:30-7:00 PM on our Playground Track.  Check out the schedule for more details.

Thank you to Salina Regional Health Center, PTA and Mrs. Holloway for making this possible for our students. 

We want school to be an enjoyable part of your child’s day and a place where children feel happy and engaged.  Parents, we look forward to working together to ensure our students have a productive year.

For Kids,
DeAnna Carpenter

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