“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” ~ Henrik Ibsen, Playwright
Dear Carnelian Family,
You should be so proud of your child or children! They have done such a fantastic job of continuing to learn, develop and grow amidst the challenges of this past year. As some students are transitioning back onto campus now, and others are continuing to learn from home, I could not be more proud of all of our Carnelian students. I know they will finish this school year strong and be ready to continue to strive for excellence in the next grade level. I am very impressed with the respectful, responsible, polite, caring and friendly character traits that our students display, and this is first and foremost a reflection of you, our extended Carnelian Family. As the above quote references, children learn a lot from what we tell them, but they learn even more from what they observe us doing. In other words, actions speak louder than words. From us, our children will learn that we should never stop learning, that reading is exercise for the brain, that we solve conflicts with words and respect, and so many more valuable lessons. Thank you for the positive example that you set for our students. Another element that is closely tied to overall student success is when the adults who care for our children and have strong connections with them, also express high expectations. The power of positive, strong relationships combined with high expectations in a caring environment is extremely significant. It is our partnership with you that enables us to cultivate and maintain this type of learning environment for our students at Carnelian.
Our students did a fantastic job during our March Read-a-thon. With only 15 days of school, our students read well over 10,000,000 words based on Accelerated Reader Comprehension Quizzes, and together, we raised over $8400 for our fantastic PTA and well-deserving students. Thank you for sending a strong message that we all value education, reading and most importantly, our children at Carnelian.
You may have already received an invitation to have your child participate in our 2021 Carnelian Virtual Talent Show. This should be a fun opportunity for your child to showcase a talent and share a video with me. I will put them all together for our Carnelian family to view and enjoy.
Thanks so much for partnering with us and supporting us as we do all that we can to enhance the lives of our students.
“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.” ~ Bob Beauprez