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Message from Principal - Dr. Robinson

  • Dear Parents/Guardians: 

    Thank you for choosing Maricopa Elementary, a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. We are very excited about this year and new opportunities to partner with you and your family. If you are wondering how you can help, join us at our next meeting Site Council & PTO Meeting on Thursday August 15 at 4:00 pm where we’ll review our progress and set new goals.

    Mark your calendars for our school-wide curriculum night on August 20 from 6:00-7:00 pm. This gives you an opportunity to interact with our curriculum and learn about grade level expectations.

    This year we continue implementing PBIS, a school-wide positive behavior intervention and support system. We’ll utilize these tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. It is a framework for creating systems that support scholar outcomes and academic success. PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active procedures and practices.

    We are continuing our 6th year as a Leader in Me school! This provides our school with the vision and language to lead in a way that addresses all areas of development. In February 2018, we were recognized as a Lighthouse School demonstrating evidence and measurable results in leadership, culture, and academics! Currently there are 515 Lighthouse schools in the world and only 7 in Arizona. We are very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to our review this February.

    This month we are focusing on Habit 1: Be Proactive. Be Proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviors. Habit 1 is the key to all of the other habits; that is why it comes first. Be Proactive says, “I am in charge of my own life. I am responsible for whether I am happy or sad. I can choose how to react to other people or situations.” The goal is to teach scholars to think about results before they decide what to do. Discussions your family might focus on include: Planning ahead, thinking about what the right thing to do is, reacting or not reacting to others’ behaviors.

    Do you know our school WIGS (Wildly Important Goals)? 80% of MES scholars will be proficient in Reading & Math and 95% of MES scholars will be present and on time for school. How does your scholar’s WIG help our school WIGS? Have you asked them about their WIG lately?

    Club Slither, our 21st Century afterschool program, starts August 5th. Club Slither is open to scholars in first grade through fifth grade. If you have any questions, please contact your scholar’s teacher or Mrs. Kelly at lkelly@musd20.org

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Robinson

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