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Principal's Message, February 15, 2019
Principal's Message, February 15, 2019
Michelle Stephens
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Families,

I hope you and your family fared well in the recent storm. To help us better prepare for future storms, please read the following information about our new emergency notification system.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES AND STAFF

We had to implement our new school emergency notification system to alert staff and families of the school closure on Thursday, February 14th.  If you did not receive a notification on your cell phone alerting you of the school closure, please email Kara (karap@bolinas-stinson.org) or Johanna (johannas@bolinas-stinson.org). Please provide the mobile number on which you would like to receive emergency notifications.  This number will only be used in case of emergency and will not be used for any other purposes.

2019-20 CLASS CONFIGURATIONS

We have been participating in robust conversations focused on creating a sustainable class configuration model for our school. While it is important to keep student learning at the heart of these conversations, it is also critical that we look at the impact on the budget, facilities, personnel, and programs. The Board of Trustees met this week to review staff and parent input and listen to recommendations from both John Carroll and myself.  

After much deliberation, the Board decided to postpone the decision until we return from break. They would like to gather more information regarding budgetary impact, staff feedback, and parent input. The Board of Trustees will be meeting on Tuesday, February 26th, at 5:00 PM in the Bolinas Campus Library, to discuss this issue further. I hope you can join us for this important meeting.

CLASS CONFIGURATION PARENT MEETING

I would like to meet with parents to discuss the 2019-20 Class Configuration Options before the upcoming special board meeting on Tuesday.  I hope you can join me, Monday morning, February 25, at 9:30 AM in the Bolinas Campus Library, to review the options and gather feedback to share with the board. I look forward to seeing you there!

AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT

We are excited to offer families two new after school academic support classes (free of cost) starting when we return from mid-winter break! Please give Kara your completed Registration Form. We have a limited amount of space, so please turn in your registration form as soon as possible.

After School Math Club

Registration Form: *Parents must complete a registration form and submit it to Kara prior to participation in the After School Academic Support Program

Instructor: Don Jolley;

Session 1: Tuesdays, Feb 26th – April 2, 3:10-4:00 PM

Grades 4-6, Minimum 3 students - Please fill out the sign-up sheet and give to Kara Perras in office

Perfect for those who need review or reteaching, help on homework, or for those who just can’t get enough of a good thing. Emphasis will be on developing competency, dispelling fear, and embracing the beauty of Mathematics. Standard procedures for solving problems will be offered, as well as time-tested alternatives. People have been doing math for centuries—there’s more than one way to solve a problem!

Homework Club

Registration Form: *Parents must complete a registration form and submit it to Kara prior to participation in the After School Academic Support Program

Session 1: Feb 25th – April 5, 3:15-4:15 PM

Minimum 3 students/Maximum 6 students per class - Please fill out the sign-up sheet and give to Kara Perras in office

Monday, 3:15-4:15, Grades 4-8 Run by Mechelle Cattell

Thursday, 3:15-4:15, Grades 2-4 Run by Katie (Tato) O’Callaghan &  Grades 4-8 Run by Gohar Yervandyan                            

Need a little extra help on your homework? Then this after school program is for you!

I hope you have a restful and warm mid-winter break!

Michelle Stephens

Bolinas-Stinson School Principal

mstephens@bolinas-stinson.org