Message from Principal Yung - June 2, 2017

Dear Families,

We’re excited about tonight’s upcoming Talent Show! Special thank you to Ms. Carpenter, Ms. V, Ms. Glover, Ms. Walker, Ms. Tunzel Haynes (beautiful flier), and MLK Friends for the hours of planning, preparations, and donations. Doors will open at 4:30PM and the show will conclude by 6PM. All students must be accompanied with an adult.

As we head into the final month of school, I encourage you to reflect with your student about their year and learning goals. How was the year? What was the most challenging part of the year? What are you most proud of? What did you learn that will help you to be a better student for next year? It always surprises us how quickly the spring flies by, but there are so many lessons we can learn if we stop to think and reflect upon what we accomplished or struggled to achieve.

Last Wednesday, our teachers continued our work on examining “clarity” in our instruction. One of the assignments asked our teachers to role-play the different tools and approaches that we can use to explain concepts. This wasn’t particularly easy as it required teachers to stand in front of their colleagues to play a role that would be openly critiqued. As I watched our teachers work together, I felt a special pride at seeing how our teachers collaborate and focus so effectively and yet also have fun learning together. A true learning community is one that isn’t afraid to ask for help, ask challenging question, make mistakes, and take risks. A special learning community does all of that and has fun doing so. What our teachers continue to illustrate (often behind the scenes) is that their learning together not only makes them better teachers but also adds so much value to our community and our workplace.

Yours truly,

Gerald Yung

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