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Jennifer  Robinson
Maricopa Elementary School
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Principal's Corner

Letter from the Principal - March 2017

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Dear Parents/Guardians: 

We need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey about our teachers and school. Please complete one survey for each school in the district where your children attend. For your convenience, we have created a link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mes-school

All 5th and 6th grade parents are invited to attend a special meeting with principals Jennifer Robinson and Rick Abel to discuss the transition to Maricopa Wells Middle School. Please join us on the morning of March 2nd at 8:30-9:15. This event will take place at Maricopa Elementary School.

Student Led Conferences are scheduled for March 22, 2016. We look forward to seeing you. We are very proud of our scholars as they reflect on their learning, leadership roles, practicing the 7 Habits and discuss their goals and progress with you. Report cards will be given out at this time. If you are unable to join us on March 22nd please contact your child’s teacher and set up another time to meet.

We hope you continue seeing evidence of The Leader in Me everywhere you look in our school and in your child’s classroom. All scholars are learning about the 7 Habits in their classroom and through leadership opportunities.

During March, we are focusing on Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw. Sharpen the Saw focuses on four different dimensions: Body, brain, heart, and soul. This means, “You take care of yourself by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep (body) You learn in lots of ways and in lots of places, not just at school (brain). You spend time with family and friends (heart). You find meaningful ways to help other people (soul). You find balance in all four parts of yourself.

Here are some questions you might discuss as a family: What do you do to take care of your body? Could you make any improvements? What are your plans for feeding your brain? What things do you do that make you happy? What are some things that you do to help other people or friends happy? How good is your family at sharpening the saw?

Your child will begin taking several assessments this month and next. The window for AzMerit Testing will begin March 27 – April 13. These tests are designed to measure how well your child is mastering the Arizona College and Career Ready standards. We feel confident that our teachers have prepared your child for this assessment. Please stress to your child the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast. Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts. Try to make the morning of the test a pleasant one. Do not add to your child’s stress. Remind your child the tests are important and encourage them to do their best work possible. Encourage your child to stay focused on the test, even if other scholars finish early. If your child is too ill to attend, please call the school office. Please schedule appointments after testing or on a different day.

With the warm weather coming, please remember that scholars need to continue to follow the dress code. Scholars should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others. Scholars must keep in mind that they represent Maricopa Elementary School and the Maricopa Community.

At Maricopa Elementary we are hoping to have a Relay for Life team.

Respectfully,

Dr. Jennifer Robinson

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