November is done and December is just beginning. Within a blink of the eye, 2014 will be done and what a great year it has been.
Each year, just before the holidays are upon us, I always think and say the same thing. I am genuinely proud of the hard work of our staff members and students and the very sincere involvement of our parents and guardians to constantly maintain and improve student achievement and social development at Rickson Ridge Public School. Collectively, we continue to provide our children a strong push forward to improvement and life long learning.
Continually improving is a difficult task. If someone tells you differently, don’t believe them. As parents and guardians at home, I am asking you to encourage your son or daughter to continue to read and write as much as possible. Not everything is easy in life, but persistence in school does pay off in a better future and a more enjoyable career.
This is also a good time to assess your own children’s performance. Especially since the mid-term Progress Reports just went home on Wednesday, 13 November, and as part of the end of the year December review, set goals together with your children right now. Positive steps taken now will produce students who are stronger in the assessment process and who are more reflective learners. Discuss “The Little Train Who Could” story with your children. Persistence as a goal does pay off. Make everyday count !!!
As always, please keep the lines of communication open. Call, write or drop in. I would like to hear the good and the bad. Remember, only together are we Rickson Ridge.
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