Parent Letter 2014
Parent Letter
Posted on 06/26/2014
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DEAR NEUTRA PARENTS,

THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD(REN) DURING THE 2013/14 YEAR. EDUCATING STUDENTS IS A HUGE CHALLENGE AND I HOPE YOU CAN SAY THAT THE NEUTRA STAFF DID A GOOD JOB. WE ATTEMPTED TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO EACH CHILD IN A MANNER CONDUSIVE TO THEIR NEEDS. BOTH STUDENTS AND STAFF TOOK ON THE TASK OF LEARNING AND TEACHING TO THE NEW CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS). WE ALSO TOOK THE FIRST SBAC ASSESSMENT (IT WAS A TEST OF THE TEST), BUT STUDENTS GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE IT A “TEST DRIVE” AND THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. WE HOPE TO PROVIDE YOU LOTS OF INFORMATION MOVING FORWARD. PLEASE CONTACT NEUTRA SCHOOL OR THE DISTRICT OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. CCSS ATTEMPTS TO PREPARE ALL STUDENTS FOR THE RIGORS OF THEIR FUTURE. MOVING FORWARD I HOPE YOU CAN APPRECIATE THE CHALLEGE AND SEE POSITIVE GROWTH AND OUTPUT.

THIS YEAR WE OPENED THE ZONE TO OUR 1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE STUDENTS. THIS MULTI-SENSORY BASED FITNESS CENTER WAS ENJOYED BY ALL STUDENTS ONCE EACH WEEK. STUDENTS ENJOYED ALL THE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE. WE ALSO SAW THE RETURN OF COACH ELIA AS OUR PE INSTRUCTOR. IN ADDITION TO THE ZONE, STUDENTS WORKED WITH COACH AT LEAST ONCE EACH WEEK. WE CONTINUED TO HAVE STUDENTS WORK WITH THE MILEAGE CLUB TO EARN FOOT TOKENS JUST FOR WALKING, RUNNING, OR JOGGING DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. IT WAS A FOCUS ON WELLNESS, SOMETHING WE WILL CONTINUE NEXT YEAR.

CAMP HIGH FIVE CAME TO NEUTRA PROVIDING VIDEO MESSAGES ABOUT GOOD CHARACTER AND FITNESS, A ONE-MINUTE MORNING EXERCISE AND NUTRITION VIDEO, THE BOOSTERTHON, AND THE YEARS BIGGEST HIT A “ZIP LINE” AND CLIMBING WALL.

OUR CHORUS, DANCE TEAM, AND DRAMA GROUP PUT ON A WONDERFUL SPRING PROGRAM AND WE BROUGHT BACK TRACK AS A SPORT FOR OUR STUDENTS. IT WAS A GREAT YEAR.

THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR WILL START ON AUGUST 13, 2014. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW THINGS OF IMPORTANCE SO THAT YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT OFF GUARD AS SCHOOL BEGINS:

AUGUST 13, 14, AND 15 WILL BE MINIMUM DAYS. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE RELEASED AT 1:00PM.

STARTING AUGUST 18 AND EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS) ALL STUDENTS WILL BE RELEASED AT 1:00PM FOR EARLY OUT MONDAY.

KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE WILL BE RELEASED EACH DAY (EXCEPT FOR EARLY-OUT MONDAYS) AT 2:10PM.

THIRD THROUGH FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS WILL BE RELEASED EACH DAY (EXCEPT FOR EARLY-OUT MONDAYS) AT 2:25PM.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AS SCHOOL BEGINS.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!