Update from our Head of School - June 23, 2022
Hello Families and Supporters,
Happy Thursday and last day of school! It has been a wonderful school year! While I will still be working this whole summer, this is the last weekly email I will be writing and that brings me sadness. It has been an absolute honor and a joy to serve this school and grow our school family over the past 3 years. We have grown from a school with 44 students in three classes in grades K-2 to a school which is ready to have grades K-5 and will welcome almost 110 students in the fall. We have done this through all the challenges of COVID and I am proud to have led the school in its first three year of growth towards our mission. I know that we have built a strong team that will continue to grow our school family and our mission.
The interview process for the Head of School is continuing and the Board or Trustees and I will keep you up to date on it as there is new information to share. There will be a public meeting to meet the finalists that is being scheduled and will be shared soon. It would be wonderful to have parents and community members in attendance.
This year was filled with fun times, field lessons, work in the garden, playing in the snow, sun and rain, making new friends, and lots of learning. Our students grew in their Spanish skills and enjoyed physical play in PE. They completed projects and presented their learning to their classmates, to other classes, and at times, to others outside of the school. We celebrated holidays and birthdays. We had cooking lessons in the kitchen. We participated in the Dairy Parade and had visitors come into our school to teach us. Our students became better readers and better mathematical thinkers. They increased their knowledge of the world we live in through science and social studies learning. Through it all, we strengthened our school family and community. I will take all of these wonderful memories with me and I know your children will keep these memories with them as well. Thank you to all of you who have, in one way or another, contributed to our school family and made it stronger; this includes all of our wonderful students!
As we look towards next year, I am attaching another copy of the school calendar so you have it. Additionally, it is important for our students to stay busy over the summer and practice the skills they learned this year. The attached document gives us all a challenge for us to spend time away from screens, improving our brains, interacting with others, and showing kindness. These are good practices for us all and the challenge is for adults and children alike.
We are Hiring: We currently have openings for the following positions for this year or the upcoming 2022-2023 School Year:
- Head of School (2022-2023)
- Social Emotional Specialist (Social Worker or Social Emotional and Academic Intervention Teacher) (2022- 2023)
- Classroom Teacher (2022- 2023)
- Substitute Teachers (current and 2022- 2023)
- Teacher of the Arts: Music, Drama, or Dance (2022-2023)
All positions are posted on indeed.com.
If you know anyone who is interested, please ask them to send a resume and cover letter or letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from the Main Office: Thanks for a great year! If you need Mrs. Leaf or Ms. Felicia over the summer, our hours will be the following: During Summer School Session: July 11- August 4:
Monday through Thursday 8am - 2pm or by appointment
The remainder of the summer will be:
Monday through Thursday 10am - 2pm or by appointment Enjoy your summer break!
Ways to Help Our School over the summer Sign up for and use Amazon Smile with Truxton Academy as your chosen charity Amazon Smile is a division of amazon that donates a portion of sales from many items to a variety of charities and nonprofits. Truxton Academy is one of those nonprofits. If you are purchasing items from amazon, please go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose Truxton Academy as your charity of choice. Purchases you are making anyway will benefit our school. Upcoming Dates- Check out our calendar of events here: https://www.truxtonacademy.org/calendar-of-events July 11- August 4th, Monday- Thursday, 8:30 11:30- Summer School August 17- New teacher orientation begins August 23- Teachers return for professional development Screening for new incoming students will happen the week of August 22nd and 29th August 31 & September 1- Half-day Community Building Days (AM only) for All students Updates from the classrooms Miss Elliott (K): This week in kindergarten we: *Had a fun in the sprinklers on our field trip to Suggett park *Met the first grade teacher Ms. Smith during our moving up day *Cleaned and organized our classroom *Discussed our favorite memories from Kindergarten Thank you all for an incredible first year! Hope you all have an amazing summer vacation! :) Mrs. Francis (K/1): K/1 had a busy last week of school! Ask us about:*Fort Day fun as a warm fuzzy reward day! *helping hill our potatoes and clean out the grow towers so they are ready for next year (thank you again, Mrs. Smart, for your help with that!) *Bingo with vowel pair words *Moving Up Day with Ms. Smith (incoming 1st graders) and Ms. Jess (incoming 2nd graders) *what's on our Summer Bucket list *finishing our My Place in the World Social Studies project *what happened in Mummies in the Morning (our Magic Tree House book) K/1 kiddos rock and I am so happy I got to be their teacher! Look for the email with MANY pictures about all the amazing memories we made in K/1 Have an amazing summer! Miss Smith (1st): This week in first grade we:-said goodbye to our chickens -took a Truxton Academy survey -'published' our 'Our School' book -had a cleaning contest -cleaned out our lockers and desks -won personal awards -cleaned out our desks and lockers -played with all Math centers -enjoyed the beautiful weather -said good-bye to our friends *Please know that getting to know your little ones this year was a true pleasure. I have had so much fun building relationships and getting to know everyone in our class. Your little ones are moving on but they will always be in my heart. Enjoy your summer!! Ms. Jess (2nd): Ask your Second Grader about...-their Moving Up Day and meeting Mrs. Francis in their new 3rd Grade classroom, -cleaning up and organizing our classroom as a big team, -their Teddy Bear Picnic and Award Ceremony, -their walking field trip to get ice cream at the Truxton Outpost, -their favorite memories from 2nd Grade! Thank you all for a wonderful year! I genuinely enjoyed working with your kiddos this year and I will really miss them! Have a safe and relaxing summer!!! Ms. Jess Miss Madysen (3rd): Ask your third grader about: -finish the cover of their memory books, -writing about their favorite memories from this year, -reading all the compliments their classmate wrote to them, -looking back on our year in our top 9 "InstaClass" pictures, -reorganizing the classroom books for next year's third graders, -asking the fourth graders what next year will be like, -the class award they received. It has been an absolute pleasure being your child's teacher this year. Thank you for allowing me to teach them, and for allowing them to teach me. They will hold a special place in my heart forever. Have a fabulous summer! Ms. Chelsea (4th): This week in 4th grade we:- Cleaned our desks and lockers out - Organized the hallway and took down bulletin boards - Presented our "Choice Board" projects - Talked to the 3rd Graders about what 4th Grade is like - Learned a little about what to expect in 5th Grade - Had a special "Surprise Day!" with Harvey :) It has been a wild ride for the 4th graders this year. I'm grateful I was able to jump on board to ride the tide with them :) Thank you for embracing me as their teacher. I have so very much enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them and watching them grow. Looking forward to seeing many of them again next year in 5th grade! (And best wishes for those moving on to other academic adventures!) Have a wonderful summer :) Mrs. Boyden (PE): This week in PE all classes enjoyed a favorite, Scooter Town as well as enjoyed the beautiful weather outdoors on Wednesday! Thanks for another fun year! Senora: Many of the students really like Rockalingua and Truxton Academy's subscription will last through the end of the summer, so here is the information if your child would like to listen to some fun Spanish songs, read stories, do crafts and more. (If they don't log in, they can see some of the content, but they can see much more if they log in.) www.rockalingua.com Username: Truxton Password:12345 We have posted a lot of pictures of activities in the past couple of weeks. Check out our facebook and instagram pages for pictures of our students' learning throughout the year: https://www.facebook.com/truxtonacademy
Thank you, as always, for your support of our students and our school family! Have a Wonderful Summer!
- Sara and the Truxton Academy Team