This Week, from Dr. Cuthbert | January 28
As it turns out, we had another short week thanks to Mother Nature’s “thundersnow” display. I was sorry to hear that many of you were without power for quite a long stretch. I am hoping that when the school’s power resumed on Thursday afternoon, yours did too! If you see our custodians, please tell them thanks for all the very hard work they did to help us prepare for school.
As you know, we were scheduled to give the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Thursday, our snow day, to our fourth-grade students. Ms. Zachary, our testing coordinator, was told that it would be rescheduled sometime within the next two weeks. We will let you know when we know.
I also would like to update everyone on news that parents of our Kindergarten students already know. We recently learned that DCPS was able to fulfill our request for an additional teacher for our Kindergarten students to alleviate the swell of students we experienced this year. Ms. Lindsey Devore has joined our staff. Kindergarten parents will receive their placement letters very soon and the new classroom will begin. The new classroom is being created in the large room originally designed as a music room.
Please remember to look for report cards on February 4, 2011. On this same evening, there will be a performance of dance, musical theater, and theater at Fillmore starting at 7:00 p.m. The performers will be the Stoddert and Hearst students. Also, here comes another friendly reminder to mark your calendars for February 8th for the Stoddert Academic Night. If you have not heard, teachers will present on reading, writing, and math ideas.
Please remember that if you need to reach me, you are always welcome to call the school. If I am out and about, please leave a message, make an appointment, or let me know your thinking via email; I believe that you have it but here it is again for anyone who needs it, marjorie [dot] cuthbert [at] dc [dot] gov.
As always, thanks for your involvement and support of all of us at Stoddert ES!