Jennifer  Robinson
Maricopa Elementary School
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Principal's Corner

Letter from the Principal - October 2017

Dr. Jennifer Robinson
Dr. Jennifer Robinson

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Thank you for joining us at our Sharpen the Saw BBQ on September 22nd. We hope you had a great time with your scholar and MES family!


We believe it is critical that teachers and parents work side-by-side to ensure the greatest success for our scholars. With that in mind, we will be holding our scholar-led conferences on October 18th. Please bring your child to the conference with you. This format will allow scholars to be proactive and share their goals and assume greater control of their academic progress. Scholars are well aware of their strengths and their weaknesses and they also know what actions and strategies need to be put in place to improve their academic and social progress. Scholar-led conferences are emerging as a way to actively engage scholars in their learning process as they assume greater control of their academic progress, while accepting personal responsibility for their academic performance.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

As the school year progresses, you will see evidence of The Leader in Me everywhere you look in our school and  in your child’s classroom. Kindergartens through fifth grade scholars are learning about the 7 Habits in their classroom and through leadership opportunities. During October we are focusing on Habit 1 - Be Proactive, helping scholars make connections to literature and real life situations. Here are a few questions you might ask your child or discuss as a family:  “How are you being a responsible person? How do you take initiative? What are some ways you choose your actions, attitudes, and moods? How might you do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking?”

Parent-Leadership Cafes

We are excited to continue our Parent-Leadership Cafes held on Friday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. focusing on the 7 habits and leadership. Through your participation we will be better equipped to support your child’s learning. We are excited to get your input as we look at ways to customize scholar learning and leadership.  Upcoming Parent- Leadership Cafés include: October 20th (Grade 5), October 27th (Grade 4), November 3rd (Grade 3), November 17th (Grade 1), December 1st (Kindergarten), and December 15th (Grade 2).

Save the date! Join us on October 17th at 4:00 pm for our Site Council/PTO meeting where we will review and discuss our school progress, upcoming events and look for ways to support teaching and learning.

We look forward to sharing these new opportunities with you. Together, we can support children’s growth throughout the year, helping them reach their full potential.


Dr. Jennifer Robinson