Cheers to the first 100 days of the school year! As we lead into the winter break, we celebrate the first 100 days of school. While a little passed the halfway mark, this is a good time to reflect on all the great things that have gone on this year and begin to plan for the final half of the school year. As crazy as it may seem, we are closer to June than we are to September even though it doesn’t feel like it! Summer will be here before we know it.
I have learned so much about this school, teachers, staff, and the students over my first 100 days here that give me great excitement to think about where we are going at Wood Road. Everyone has been incredibly positive as I have adjusted to a new building and integrated into the school community. Over the first 100 days, I have made several observations. First, I have witnessed some of the greatest examples of exemplary teaching throughout the building. Our teachers are adroit professionals who successfully deliver powerful lessons each day. Second, I have seen multiple instances where members of our school community have pulled together to support one another through immense challenges. Finally, we are having fun every day and not forgetting that we can work hard while having fun at Wood Road. I can’t say enough how great it is to be at Wood Road.
The spring is a busy time at Wood Road as we begin the testing cycle. Students in grades 3-5 will take the 2 day ELA exam at the beginning of April and the math exam in May. Our students will be taking the New York State math tests using computers this year as we begin to transition all of our tests that way for the following school year. As always, students are encouraged to take the tests and do their very best. The information that these tests give our teachers can help us to better develop educational programming for the students and identify areas for improvement throughout the district. If you have any questions or concerns about the New York State Testing Program, please don’t hesitate to call me, and I will be happy to answer any and all questions.
I look forward to continuing to work with the staff, students, and parents in the Wood Road community. I am always looking to hear from members of the school community as I learn more, so please reach out either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (518)-884-7290. Thank you again for the warm welcome and I look forward to hearing from you.