This time of year, I reflect on the many blessings we all enjoy. The children that we share are one of the greatest joys in my life. Parents who support our efforts are another blessing. Please know I believe we are here to serve you and value the partnership we have. Our turnout for parent teacher conferences was nearly 100%. There are many data points that indicate what we are doing together makes us a GREAT SCHOOL.
With all the complication COVID has brought to our school operations, I am grateful for the commitment of our staff, parents, and students. We are the envy of many around the country who wish they were in school face to face learning. Let’s keep it that way by staying safe over the holidays. Thank you for your diligent effort and commitment to education thus far. Let’s stay in school!!
As great as we are, we can always be better. We are always examining areas for improvement. We analyze data to identify who needs more help to be prepared for “Success at the Next Level.” Our teachers are constantly working to meet needs of all students as they collaborate about challenges to be overcome. As stated in previous newsletters anything you can do to help students understand and work with fractions is invaluable. In addition, reading and math fact fluency are very important for students’ success.
In addition, our counselor, Mrs. Kurt-Mason, seeks to help students in a variety of ways as they develop socially and emotionally. From mindfulness, to conflict resolution, to cognitive assessments she is a phenomenal asset.
If you ever have feedback that will help us grow and improve in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me or another appropriate staff member. Finally, if you ever have questions about our practices or programs please ask.
Mustang Mentors are students selected by their teachers for demonstrating strength in one or all of our 8 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills: Name It to Tame It, Body Awareness, Focused Attention, Self-Awareness, Golden Rule, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, & Leadership.
Mustang Mentors are announced once a month at our Mustang School Spirit Day and will be honored for a month. Mentors will be featured in videos made by our student council and their photos will be posted on the Mustang Mentor Wall. If you would like more information about each of our 8 skills, please email email@example.com.
have earned the
INDIAN PAINTBRUSH AWARD
for reading all fifteen titles nominated for this Wyoming Children’s Book Award.
This February, Etna Elementary once again participated in our annual Candy Gram tradition. Candy Grams are anonymous positive notes that students and staff can send to each other. As a bonus, they come with a piece of candy! These happen the week of Valentines Day. The student council runs the Candy Grams, and then donates the profits. This year was a success with over 1,000 positive notes sent around the school, and $546 raised. Etna Elementary decided to donate the $546 to Star Valley Health in honor of all of their hard work in this unprecedented year. Great job student council for helping spread joy within our community and our school!