Dear Geneva families:
Spring is upon us. With it comes a few things: fresh season, change, and testing.
We will say good-bye to Mr. Truesdell, who has been at Geneva for 22 years. He has been a dedicated teacher and TSA, as well as an advocate for all. He has been appointed as an Assistant Principal at Hidden Hollow ES in Eagle Mountain. We wish him all the very best.
New teachers will join our team this spring and we will welcome them to a school full of tradition and excellence. I will announce them later this Spring.
In April and May we will conduct reading assessments in kindergarten through third grades and SAGE standardized tests in third through sixth grades. We ask parents to join teachers in preparing children for this important time of year.
As always, ensure that your child gets plenty of sleep each night and a good breakfast every morning. Read with your child several times per week and work with them on problem solving in math, science, and real life situations.
Since my last message we have conducted two more “Family Nights”. One was our second STEAM Night. More than 90 people participated in a family science activity. All enjoyed this evening together. More will be planned for next year.
School Community Council met on March 12th and established a three pronged literacy goal for the 2018-19 school year:
1) Help every student at Geneva to progress in reading skills.
2) Ensure that 70-75% of kindergarten through third grade students are proficient readers.
3) Ensure that students in 4th-6th grades increase reading proficiency by 3-5%.
They also approved using the Trust Lands grant to purchase resources to support literacy progress.
We congratulate the following for being recognized at Geneva Elementary:
Teacher of the Year: Ms. Karlee Weight
Employee of the Year: Mrs. Lavon Vogl
Rookie of the Year: Mrs. Mary Jones
Crystal Apple: Mrs. Alta McDonald
Team of the Year: Kindergarten
Volunteer of the Year: Mrs. Kammi Johansen
Sixth Grade students will be selected and recognized at the ceremony in May.
We are grateful to be part of the Geneva community and for the support we receive from our patrons. Enjoy the Spring and be safe in your activity and travels.
Remember to “Read with your Child”.
My email address is: [email protected]