Dear RSPA Tiger Parents,
With an icy and cold end to January, we are already into the third quarter of the school year. We hope you are excited about the progress your child has made thus far. Second quarter report cards were sent home to parents and /or guardians. If you have not already done so, please review the report card grades with your child, set goals, then sign and return the report card to your child's teacher. Please call your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
Our staff members are focused and committed to providing all students with a rigorous instructional program. Students are continuing to receive challenging learning opportunities on a daily basis, whether it is through accelerated instruction or additional support and extra practice.
Both our administration and faculty value the important contributions our families make towards their scholar's success in school. There is no question that success at school starts at home. Families are the most significant influence in a scholar's education. Families model both spoken and silent language in front of their scholars. One of the great hallmarks of a great school is the partnership between the school and families, regardless of the challenges, who work together for the best interest of our scholars.
In January, we celebrated our scholars who made the "All A Honor Roll" by having breakfast with the Principals. The scholars had a fun cereal bar where they made their own tasty creations. They ate, danced, and received certificates to celebrate their accomplishments. Later, we celebrated our
scholars with Perfect Attendance with a Sock Hop. They had popcorn, juice, and showed us their fabulous dance moves. We want to continue to reward and motivate our scholars to come to school and work hard.
We will celebrate Black History month in February. Students will learn the foundation of African American culture from times of slavery through the turbulent days of forced racial segregation. We will recognize the central role of African Americans in American history like Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Barack Obama, Charles Drew, Carter G. Woodson, W.E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Nat Turner, Garrett Morgan, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Phyllis Wheatley, Ronald McNair, Madame C.J. Walker, Mae Jemison, Shirley Caesar and Michelle Obama.
As we celebrate this month, it is helpful to keep in mind the contributions made by all ethnic groups but more importantly African Americans. School and home must work together to build skills and knowledge, develop a strong sense of self-worth and reinforce values.