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Principal's Letter

October 2019

Dear Conn-West Families,

It is hard to believe that we are almost a fourth of the way through the school year.  The first quarter ends on Tuesday, October 15th. Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 22nd  from 4:25 pm until 8:25 pm and October 24th from 1:20 pm until 8:25 pm. Parent teacher conferences are an opportunity for you to speak with your child’s teacher about their academic progress and receive your child’s first quarter report card.  Teachers will confirm conference times with parents who signed up at Curriculum Night and additional information regarding conferences will be sent home this month. Parents may also contact teachers to schedule new appointments. Our goal is to have 100% of our parents attend parent teacher conferences.  Don’t miss this very important opportunity to discuss your child’s overall performance and learn how you can assist your child at home.

The October Cougar Commitment is Respectful Language. Students and teachers will be discussing what this means, what it looks like, why is it important, and ways that students can follow the Cougar Commitment.  The Conn-West Power Words of the Week for October are Diagram, Sum, Critical Thinking, and Gratitude.  Each week will be devoted to one of the Power Words and is always discussed on the morning daily announcements.

I would encourage you to consider joining our PTA here at Conn-West.  The PTA works collaboratively with the school in providing our students with many wonderful opportunities.   Our next PTA program is the Glow Run scheduled for October 4th.  

Our Average Daily Attendance for the month of September was 95.23% and we had over 86.39% of our students in school at least 90% of the time!  We are proud of our students who report to school on time each day; Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Learn and Lead!  

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 1st: Career Speakers for Students in 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

Tuesday, October 1st:  McTeachers’ Night

Wednesday, October 2nd:  Student of the Month Pizza Party

Thursday, October 3rd:  Bus Safety Training for Students in Kinder., 1st and 2nd Grade

Friday, October 4th:  Mad Hatter Day

Friday, October 4th:  Glow Run

Thursday, October 10th:  School Picture Day

Thursday, October 10th:  Free Dress Down Day

Friday, October 11th:  1st Grade Field Trip to Theatre for Young America

Friday, October 11th:  Clubs

Tuesday, October 15th:  End of Quarter

Friday, October 18th:  No School Professional Day

Tuesday, October 22nd:  Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:20 pm - 8:25 pm

Tuesday, October 22nd:  5th Grade Field Trip to Grandview High School

Thursday, October 24th:  $ Dress Down Day

Thursday, October 24th:  Early Release @ 1:05 pm

Thursday, October 24th:  Parent Teacher Conferences, 1:20 pm - 8:25 pm

Friday, October 25th:  No School

Monday, October 28th:  Red Ribbon Week Begins

Tuesday, October 29th:  5th Grade Performance

Tuesday, October 29th:  GEF Fundraiser Begins

Thursday, October 31st:  Fall Parties


Best regards,


Ms. Simon