I hope you are enjoying these lovely summer days while being safe! Are you planning on joining us for free lunches at the high school this summer? Please do as it is good for family budgets and for good nutrition!
Mark your calendars. We have some good news about school this fall. The State of Michigan granted us our waiver and we will be able to start school earlier this fall. Students will report to their first day of school on August 28th; it will be a half-day of school. This is really great news and we will be so happy when June of 2018 rolls around with our last day of school bing another half-day but on June 7, 2018. We are thankful to have been granted this waiver!
Our fall Parent Teacher Conferences are next to our Fall celebrations so – this is another good thing to put on your calendars too! November 1 & 2.
Capturing Kids Hearts was new this past school year for K-12 in Colon Community Schools. It opened up many opportunities for making connections between staff and students in new ways, supporting the social-emotional well being of our students as well as their academic growth. We are proud to be a Capturing Kids Hearts school and we will continue with Capturing Kids Hearts in 2017-2018. If you would like to know more about it, please let me know!
Breakfast in the Classroom is another change to our Colon Elementary School business this past year and yes!, we will continue this for the 2017-18 year. We found more of our students eating breakfast and enjoying the time for building connections with their ‘classroom family’.
Your participation as parents is what researchers tell us make a huge difference in school success. We are always looking for volunteers to help us take care of the work that goes on in our schools, so if you have an hour once a month or once a week, please contact the office or your child’s teacher and we will work hard to find a place for you to help out.
The elementary office will be closed for the month of July as Mrs. Hooley and I will be trying to squeeze in a little bit of summer time with our families.
Wishing you the very best of what summer can bring!!!
Martha N Hymer
Class lists will be posted on August 31st on our elementary library windows.
Wednesday, August 31st will be our open house at the elementary school. Title 1 informational meeting begins at 5:30 in the gym, with meeting the teachers and visiting the classrooms from 6-7pm.
Transportation, Food Service, and Mrs. Hooley will be available to assist you.
Hope to see you