“Talk less, smile more.”
February 12, 2020
Dear St. Stans’ Families:
“Talk less, smile more” is the advice Aaron Burr gives Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton. It bears repeating because so often we are great at talking and not so great at actually listening to what is being told to us. This is a sentiment we can all take to heart whether it be in class, when our child comes to speak to us or a colleague is communicating with us.
The schools in the Diocese of Metuchen are accredited every five years by an organization named Cognia. This year we have been chosen as a school for visitation. The visiting team will be here on March 25th. This is exciting because we are so pleased to show off all the wonderful things that happen in our classrooms daily. As we get closer to the actual date and all our plans are finalized I will be providing you with further details.
We are closing in on the midpoint of the third marking period. Please check in on you students PowerSchool Information so that you are aware of where your child stands at this point. Progress reports will be sent out for students with D’s and F’s on Friday, February 21st. In terms of other dates to remember, this Friday is an early dismissal and Monday, February 17th school will be closed for President’s Day. A reminder for grades five through eight, your field trip permission slips and money are due on Tuesday, February 18th.
Next week we will be sending home our February MAP growth reports; when you receive them if you have any questions you can contact your child’s teacher or the main office. If you have any questions on anything please do not hesitate reaching out.
In His Peace,
Elena Malinconico, Principal