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PES | February Newsletter

Dear Students, Community, Parents, Staff,

What an exciting time of year! Students turn a corner in February. February is when we see many students take giant leaps in their learning. Students who have struggled are starting to take off. Students who struggle with reading fluently (with smooth automatic) sound like pros. Students who have fought with their addition and subtraction (3rd, 4th, 5th) or multiplication and division (4th and 5th ) facts find that things are starting to click. This is a true testament to the work done at school and home since the start of the school year.

So let’s keep the positive growth going with the coordinated efforts between home and school. Remember, you should read with your child each night. Students need to read with you to:

  • Have a fluent model of what reading sounds like

  • Understand that you value reader and your child’s education

  • Give quality time to your child

Please remember how cold it is outside. Please remind your child to wear their coats, hats, and gloves to school, regardless of indoor recess. Some teachers will take their class outside 4 for 5-10 minutes even if we have indoor recess. Most students do not like to stay in; however, we all know it is COLD. We have a process that we go through to have indoor/outdoor recess. Our hope is the weather gets warmer soon so we can play outdoors.

Thank you for your continued support at home!


Cynthia M. Cooper

Popplewell Elementary Principal

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