We are closing in on Holiday Break. In just a short time we will be taking a break from school. I hope that doesn't mean that students take a break from learning. As your students are home during the break, I encourage you to have them continue to read daily. Set aside a time where you can sit and listen to, or read to your child. Ask questions as you read to make sure your child understands what they're reading. Also, studies have proven that parents who read themselves are more likely to raise children who read. Be it a novel, a magazine, or the newspaper - your children look up to you as an example of the importance of reading. If they see you read, they see that reading can be enjoyable and something that they need to do all their lives.
When we return from break, classrooms in the 2nd pod will be sporting new carpet. It has been my goal to have the building painted and re-carpeted from top to bottom. With just one more pod of classrooms to go (after pod 2) we are very close to making that goal a reality. We're so lucky to have district support in keeping our building up-to-date and clean. From our janitors to our district maintenance folks, we are blessed to have such dedicated people working behind the scenes to make our building sparkle!
Holiday concerts are a highly anticipated event for parents and family members. We have a great show planned. Kindergarten through 2nd grades will perform at 10:00 am on December 20th, and 3rd - 5th Grades and Choir will perform at 1:00 pm also on the 20th.
Please consider attending our newly formed Parent Advisory Board meetings. We meet once a month to discuss topics that are important to parents and guardians of our Blue Ridge Students. Do you have some ideas of how we can improve? Are you able to volunteer, but are not sure how to get started? Well, we need you! Meeting times and dates are listed on this website, our Facebook page, and on our reader-boards in the hallway and foyer.
My door is always open. Remember: Blue Ridge is Welcoming, Safe, Innovative, Supportive, With Community Pride.