It is hard to believe that there are only three months left in the 2016-2017 school year. February was filled with events such as the T-Shirt Giveaway sponsored by Agape North and LogoBrands, the celebration of Black History Month and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday during Read Me Week. The Parenting Academy continues to experience consistent growth and academic success and the PREP Program is providing enrichment and learning opportunities beyond the normal school day hours. I am excited about the level of success the programming areas are experiencing; however, the true measure of our progress will be in how well our students perform on the standardized test. While I personally believe that there should be other factors to consider in measuring a child’s progress, this is currently the primary form of assessing how well the school is performing so we must prepare our students and build confidence in them to do their very best.
As Spring approaches, this is an indicator that the administration of the standardized testing for our 3rd and 4th graders will be here before we know it. As our teachers continue to work arduously in preparation of the test and also in the other primary classes to cover the necessary foundational skills, I want to express my gratitude to the entire staff for being so dedicated and committed to the mission of this organization. Teaching is a challenging profession and it is important that we continue to strive to give the necessary support to our staff members so that they can feel appreciated and know that they are valued for preparing our future leaders.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month this month, it is extremely gratifying to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of American women. I commend all women for being strong and resilient trailblazers who came before us and struggled for equality. A great deal has been accomplished over the years and it is important to observe and honor the women who stood up for change.
As I speak of trailblazers, one of our own icons, Sister Sandra celebrated her 91st birthday on March 3rd, I am truly blessed that she is still able to come to the academy and share her time and talents with us on a daily basis through her role as a Foster Grandparent and a member of the Corporate Membership. Sister Sandra will serve as the Guest Speaker at our Open House, which will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00a-1:00p. I encourage parents who are interested in taking advantage of enrollment opportunities at SCA as well as community stakeholders to join us next month to hear more about how the organization was founded, our program offerings, and how we plan to continue to make a difference in our community. We hope to see you there.
Join the Eagle family as we continue to soar to new heights!
Executive Director, Project Reflect