This Week from Dr. Cuthbert | June 11, 2011
As we come down the home stretch, the students are still busy with many exciting events. What a marvelous Science Fair. You could tell immediately that our students have studied the scientific method, learned how to conduct research, and know how to present their findings. It was so wonderful to have the new big gym to display all of the projects. To me all the students were winners! Thanks to you for supporting your child in this important experience. Many huge thank-yous to the parents, teachers, and guests who helped judge the entries! The lower grades enjoyed their afternoon of science experiments too. The students were engaged in many exciting projects. Huge thanks to the parents who helped with this also
The upper grades had their Awards Day this Friday. The teachers presented awards to many students for citizenship; improvement; outstanding achievement in reading, math, science, and in all subjects; student council, safety patrols; creativity; writing; and other achievements. Presidential Awards were presented to 5th graders who achieved a high grade-point average and also scored Advanced on the DC CAS or DC BAS test C. The certificates presented to the students were signed by President Obama, and the students also received pins of recognition. I am sorry that some of you did not receive notification of the event, as you are always welcome to join us for school events. The lower grades’ Awards Day will be held June 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Parents of 5th graders, the Promotion Ceremony is June 16th at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Please help spread the word. There will be some student performances, short speeches, and the presentation of the promotion certificates to the students. Light refreshments will be served in the back of the gym. After the ceremony, you may certainly check out your child to be with family. School will be in session and your child can remain with us, if you wish. Promoted fifth-graders are also welcome on Friday, June 17th and for the half-day of June 20th – school will be in session and they may come. Several parents have asked if they can come back on Friday and Monday – of course they are welcome.
Here I go yet again: Please REGISTER for next year. Many of you have done so, but there are still some families at EVERY GRADE LEVEL who have not registered. Please help us this week before school is out. When you register, it means we can do real planning this summer and be ready to open in August.
THANKS to each of you for helping make this a terrific year for the Stoddert Wolves. We have almost finished our first year in the new Stoddert school. The class of 2011 will be the first to be promoted to 6th grade in our own gymnasium. Wow, are we not very fortunate? Please accept my sincere thanks for all that you do for the teachers, students, and your principal to make Stoddert ES successful.
You know where to find me or reach me, all summer too: marjorie[dot]cuthbert[at]dc[dot]gov.