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June 10, 2014

Principal's Message


Dear Families,
This is the final office newsletter of the 2013-14 school year. This year has flown by! Students have matured academically, socially, and emotionally due to the continued partnership between families and Champlain staff.  We were so pleased with the attendance last week for the volunteer breakfast although we know many of you were also busy at your own jobs as well. If we didn’t get a chance to thank you in person we want you to know how much we appreciate all of you who have assisted in our classrooms, learning center, art program, special evening events, field trips, morning tutoring program, health screenings, PTO, after school classes, Reading to End Racism, Reading for Inclusion, Bocce, and school play. The list is quite large so if we have left anything out please know we are so grateful for all you do for us and did not intentionally mean to skip anything!
 
We mailed our 2014-15 school calendars to with your class placements last week and the calendar can also be found on the Burlington School District website home page. The first day back is Wednesday, August 27th. The weekly schedule will remain as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday the student day ends at 2:50. On Wednesdays the student day will continue to end at 1:50. These early release days on Wednesdays have enabled teams of teachers to participate in Professional Learning Community meetings. These PLC’s are a continued part of a state mandate for restructuring that includes finding time for teachers to collaborate by examining data and planning differentiated instruction intended to increase student achievement. We used this weekly time well this year and know that we will continue to use it wisely in the best interest of our students.
 
In mid-August we will mail out a summer welcome back letter reminding everyone of our Open House and the first day of school. Open House is purposefully planned prior to the first full day of school so that children can find their classrooms, connect with their teachers, and begin to transition to the idea of school versus summer vacation! Until then we thank you for all you have done to make this past year so memorable, and we look forward to partnering with you next year. If you would like to enjoy one final school wide assembly please plan on attending this Wednesday, June 11th from 9:45-10:30. Our PBIS Committee has planned this school wide event with songs, a mystery game, recognition of our bocce participants, and an exit bridge that will celebrate our graduating fifth graders as we send them on their journey to middle school.
 
If we don’t see you on Wednesday, please enjoy a restful, rejuvenating, and relaxing summer! Thank you again for all you have done to make this another wonderful school year.
 

Sincerely, Leslie

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