From Mrs. Lesser
Dear Penrose Families,
I can't believe I am writing the final newsletter of the year. CMAS testing is complete, and we are anticipating good results. We won't have scores back until late August or September. 90% of our district NWEA and DIBELS testing is complete and we are seeing wonderful growth from our students. The 2018/2019 school year is quickly coming to a close.
It is the time of year where I am stuck between finishing strong and planning for the next school year. It is a time of celebration and reflection. So, as I have done since becoming the Penrose Elementary Principal 5 years ago, I write for you, my list of things I have learned this year.
*Sometimes a Blue Ribbon School will have an "off"year, but it won't happen twice
*You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with
*New rugs and new signs make everybody happy
*Technology is important, but so are books
*Children and teachers will rise to meet your expectations
*Ordering Coyote Coffee Den for lunch is good for moral
*Having your SRO at school makes everybody feel safer
*Staff members love to play games and win prizes
*Our students are still our "why"
*Kids need manipulatives in math...all the time
*Moving classrooms is more than moving stuff
*Preschoolers are the cutest humans on the planet...they love big
*Diets are hard to stick with when there are so many birthdays and cupcakes
*I get to be a 6th grade principal for the first time
*Next year we will have an assistant principal
*Teachers come and teachers go, but they all leave a mark on your heart
May your Summer be wonderful! See you in August!