Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome to TEAM McIntire: Together Everyone Achieves More!

Hello McIntire Families!

I hope that your summer has been fabulous!.  I'd like to welcome everyone back to a new school year! I am so looking forward to seeing you in just a few short days. Thank you in advance for all that you do to support the education of your child!
We are going to have the BEST school year yet!

I have to take a moment to brag on our amazing staff at McIntire! Our custodians have worked so hard this summer making our school SHINE! They work each day to provide an environment that is clean and inviting for our students. Our secretaries have been busy making sure we are organized and ready for school to start! Also a SHOUT OUT to our great teachers! The official first teacher contract day is this Thursday, but everyone has already been busy getting everything ready for the first day of school. As I walked the hallways this afternoon, I realized again just how lucky I am not only to get to be the leader of such a great school, but to also have child that attends. I can't wait for everyone to see the creativity and hard work of the staff at open house!
Our Mission: High Levels of Learning for All! 

Here are a few important items and dates to pass along as we near the first day of school.

Class Lists: Our teachers sit down at the end of the school year to develop class lists. Many things are taken into account as they work to develop the best learning teams as possible. We don’t take formal teacher requests at McIntire, but as always, you are always welcome to discuss your concerns or celebrations regarding your child. Our class lists have continued to evolve over the summer as we’ve had families move in and out of our school. We will post the class lists after 3:00 on Friday, August 15th.
Cozy up to a great book!

Open House: In order to meet the needs of more of our wonderful families, we are trying out something new this year for open house. Open house will be held from 4:30-6:00 on Monday, August 18th for grades 1-5. We will also have time available from 1-3 for families to drop by if you have evening obligations. Kindergarten open house will run from 1-6 pm. This is a time to meet the teacher, bring in supplies, ask questions, and get better acquainted with our school. You can also complete your online registration at one of our computers if you need to do so.

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 20th

Back to School Online Read Aloud-You don’t want to miss it!
I would also like to invite anyone who is interested to participate in the first online read aloud with me.  Using the site, I will broadcast a read aloud session that will allow students to watch and listen to some exciting back to school books and give me a chance to interact with students and families.  Reading is such an essential skill to developing successful citizens. I encourage reading at least 20 minutes each night. Check out this visual for those that don’t get this opportunity.

I understand that the summer is a very busy time and that students and families are very active.  I have chosen Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 pm as our first read aloud date.  Based upon how it goes and feedback, I will analyze and decide how frequently to run these sessions and if 7 pm is a good time balancing dinner time, bed time and evening activities. The site,, limits the slots to 200, so we will fill them on a first come, first serve basis.  As I plug addresses into the site, you should get a confirmation email.  

I look forward to connecting with McIntire families.  2014-2015 promises to be the BEST YEAR YET!  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need anything at all.

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