Fall Letter 9/19/2016
Dear TTCS Parents, Students and Community:
The school year is well under way and we have a very active school with many events seemingly every day. Believe it or not, girls basketball season is beginning this week.
I want to thank everyone who helped organize, plan and volunteer at our “Day of Music for the Arts” Event last Saturday. We had the most perfect fall day and the music was fantastic. A special thank you to the Santa Fe Brewing Company, the Candy-man Music store and the musicians who all volunteered their time and talents to help raise about $3500 for our arts programs. We really need these funds to help more students participate in our after school activities, as well as help us pay for the 4th grade NDI program. 4th grade parents, we are about half way in our fund raising efforts for this program. We will be announcing our next 4th grade fundraising effort soon.
Importantly with the first quarter half over, progress reports will be sent home very soon for students who are off to a slow start and are struggling in a subject or are behind in their academic skills or achievement. Remember, there is no need to wait for progress reports or “Report cards” to know how your child is doing. Teachers are posting grades on our TTCS Family Link, www.ttschool.org (look under student life) on our web site. You should look up your child’s academic progress regularly to see how they are doing and if they are getting all their work done and all work turned in on time.
REPORT CARDS are a very archaic way of reporting student progress and achievement. At TTCS all teachers are now posting grades in all subjects weekly. Check out the Family Link and let your teacher know how much you appreciate seeing formative and summative assessments posted regularly.
Conferences will be held on OCTOBER 21 and 24. If your child is not doing well, do not wait for these dates. Call your teacher and schedule a conference immediately.
Turquoise Trail Charter School