April Newsletter

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We will be welcoming our new 2014-2015 kindergartener class Friday,
April 4th during kindergarten orientation at 2:30pm in the media
center. Mrs. Genesi and our office staff will share important information
and show the students around the school.

Next week begins our SAGE testing for 3rd-5th grade. Please check with
your students’ teacher to confirm when their scheduled days and times are
for testing. It is extremely important that your students are here and on
time. There are a few simple things you can do to help prepare your
student for test day. Make sure your student has a nutritious
breakfast. Promote that they get a full nights rest. Send them off with
words of encouragement and reassure them to do their best.
Learning Environment forms will be available Monday, April 21st and will be
due Friday, May 2nd by 3:00pm. If you would like to express the learning
environment you believe will best suit your student, please use this
form. Remember this form is NOT to request a teacher. A teacher request
will not be considered.

With the aging and maturity of our community our school enrollment
continues to decline. Next year we are projected to drop about 40
students. Currently we have 15 general ed. teachers. Next year we will
drop to 14 general ed teachers. As staffing has yet to be determined a
couple of changes will be necessary. We appreciate your support as we
go through the decision making process. Many factors will be considered
in making this decision. We will communicate any changes when they
become available.

This year four teachers were nominated for Teacher Of the Year
(TOY). Sheryl Allen, Donna Spivey, Lisa Hekking, and Stacie King. We
have already recognized these amazing educators to celebrate their
excellence. Our task was to select one of the nominations to represent
Granite in Canyons School District Teacher Of the Year. With input from a
committee, combined of faculty and parents, the selected nominee is Lisa
Hekking. Congratulations!!!!! Remember Spring Break is April 12th – April
20th. Enjoy your time off!!!

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