The Candlebrook staff and I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We want this year to be a positive experience for both you and your child. With that goal in mind, we will be working to strengthen our caring community where your child can experience success and develop a love for learning. We recognize the important role that you, as parents, play in the education of your child and we believe that your support and input is essential to help us achieve that goal.
Included with this letter is a list of behaviors and expectations that apply to all Candlebrook students. Please review this information with your child and help him/her to understand the importance of these guidelines. Your child must know that we will work together to provide the safest and best educational environment possible. We believe that children should be treated with fairness and respect and, therefore, they have a right to know what is expected of them. Appropriate behavior in school and the classroom will help to ensure that our educational objectives are achieved. We are best able to teach when children come to school on time, are ready to learn, put forth their best effort, and respect the learning of other students. I know that you recognize the importance of your child’s education and I am appreciative of your tireless support.
After reviewing this information with your child, please sign (and have your child sign) the attached form to acknowledge your willingness to support these expectations and to encourage your child to do the same.
Also essential to a successful year is communication between you and the school. We need your current contact information, the best time and way to reach you, and details of any special circumstances that we need to know about to best care for your child. I included your child’s Student Data Form in this packet. Please update it and send it with your child on the first day of school. Other informational items will be shared with you in the first day packet and at “Back to School Night” on September 8th. Finally and importantly, we ask that every child read (or be read to) for 15 minutes and devote 15 minutes to mathematics practice nightly. These skills are critical to a successful school experience.
I wish you a wonderful 2016-2017 school year and I look forward to welcoming all our students to Candlebrook on August 29th
Frank G. McCartney