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Wow, September is almost over and it has been an awesome month! We have had a great start to a new school year! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the families, students, and staff who have made me feel so welcome at Homesteader. I am so excited to be part of this amazing, positive, and strong school community. Our Welcome Back BBQ was well attended and it was lovely to see all of the families chatting and spending time together! Together we are going to see great things happen this year!
Homesteader is a school environment that promotes literacy. We want to make literacy available to all students and have created a number of “spaces” throughout the school where students can access books. The school library will also be open for families to access each morning at 8:15 am. Parents who would like to bring their children to the library at this time to read with them are welcome to.
I want to thank you for placing your trust and faith in our school; we will strive to ensure that your children will always be at the heart of every decision we make. Having said that, I would love to have your input so that the decisions we make are also reflective of the school community. Please consider joining the Homesteader School Council or the Homesteader Parent Financial Advisory council. A note will be coming home with more information, but our first meeting will be on October 3rd at 6:00pm.
This month, I have had the privilege of being in your children’s classes every day and I have seen learning environments where students are settled, happy, and learning. September has been an exciting month in classrooms. We have been working on learning new routines, getting to know each other and finding out where students are at in their learning so that we can make sure students are getting what they need. I strongly believe that when we create an environment where students feel a sense of belonging and work is challenging and supported, students will feel happy and safe.
Your child’s teacher will share the exciting things happening in their classroom in a variety of ways. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher anytime if you have questions or concerns. I am also open to conversations about the school or your children; please pop in and see me or feel free to call me. Again, thank you for the awesome start to the year!
Yours In Learning,
Andrea Cooper, M. Ed