Dear Springfield School Community,
I hope you have been able to stay warm and safe through all this weather. As you know we have had many school closings due to the snow and icy road conditions. As a result school will now be in session April 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25th. Unfortunately, students will now only have one day off for Spring Break (April 18). I’d like to share with you our revised school calendar. Please click here for a copy.
Our teachers have been engaging in some really smart work in the area of science. We have teamed up with Rider University and colleagues from neighboring districts to unpack the Next Generation Science Standards, conduct a gap analysis, and to learn more about inquiry based science and connection-making instructional strategies. Click here to view a PowerPoint that Mrs. Skinner presented at a recent board of education meeting. This work has recently been highlighted in the March issue of the NJEA Review, click here to read the full article.
At the end of March we will celebrate our second annual Academic Achievement/ Principal’s List Awards Ceremony. We will give special recognition to students who have met the criteria in the categories of academic achievement and exemplary behavior. This is a significant achievement, and one which is not easy to attain! Students in grades 3-6 who have earned all 3s and 4s and Cs and Ss on their report card will qualify for an Academic Achievement Award. Students in grades 3-6 who have received all Cs in Behaviors that Support Learning will qualify for the Principal’s List Award. As parents and guardians, you deserve to feel proud of your child’s success if they achieve either of these awards and we appreciate the role you play in making education a priority in your home.
In education, Mrs. Edith Conroy