From the Principal's Desk

From the Principal's Desk

October 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

Did you know sleep is essential to good health? The National Sleep Foundation reports that poor or inadequate sleep can lead to mood swings, behavioral and cognitive problems that impact a child’s ability to learn.

Thursday, all students had an opportunity to learn about how important sleep is! Sweet Dreamzz, Inc visited Townline to present the R.E.M. (Rest, Educate, Motivate) Sleep  Program.

The program taught students how sleep affects them physically, socially, psychologically and academically. They learned a bedtime routine READY.

R    Relax before bedtime
E    Eat a healthy snack
A    Always go to bed by 8:00
D    Did I wash and brush?
Y    Yes, it’s bedtime!

Before returning to their classrooms, students were given a sleep kit containing a blanket, toothbrush and tooth paste. The blankets were made and donated to Townline by a high school on the east side of the state.

We want to thank all of the sleep educators and donors who helped make this a special day for our students.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the moms for joining us for breakfast on Friday. Our guest speaker was Chanel Woods. He had a message that many of us could relate to. Many of you asked for her contact information. She can be contacted at simplyherlife@gmail.com

Michelle Downs, Principal
michelle.downs@kentwoodps.org

 

September 28, 2018

Dear Parents,

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on this year’s goals for Townline. Each year the staff and I analyze data to  determine the strategies needed to improve academic and  behavioral achievement. Our goal is to have all students  proficient in math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Positive Behavior.

For the 2018- 2019 school year the staff and I will focus on the strategies of flexible grouping, academic vocabulary and Depth of Knowledge to achieve these goals. Student’s skill deficits will be addressed through effective core instruction and small group intervention. Progress will be monitored throughout the year by iReady diagnostics, Reading Inventories, Running Records and DIBELS.

One of the Title I Federal Guidelines for public education is that all parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher and/or paraprofessional.  All of our teachers are highly qualified and meet all requirements of the guidelines. If you would like to     discuss this further, please contact me.

The staff and I look forward to a successful year of learning!

Michelle Downs, Principal
michelle.downs@kentwoodps.org

 

 

 

September 17, 2018

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe we’re already finishing up our third week of school and we’re off to a great start! All staff members have been teaching and reinforcing our school wide expectations of PRIDE. Townline PRIDE is a set of expectations that are implemented and reinforced in all areas of the building. Pride stands for:

P   roblem Solve
R   espect
I    ndependence
D  emonstrate Responsibility
E   xcellence.

PRIDE!

Each student is expected to follow these rules throughout the day.  Students have an opportunity to earn a Pride slip from any staff member as positive reinforcement. These slips are collected in bundles of ten as an incentive for following the expectations. Students turn ten tickets in at a time and earn a prize.

There will also be several group incentives throughout the year for those students who have not received an office referral. In order to qualify for these celebrations students must have one office referral or less. After each event the students start back at zero office referrals. The dates for the first three celebrations  will be shared in an upcoming Tiger Tracks.

The end of the year celebration is the biggest celebration of the year and is only for those students who have zero office referrals for the whole year. These students will celebrate with a special event during the day.

The staff and I are looking forward to working with your child to create a safe, positive learning environment. If you have any questions please feel free to call the office and set up a time for us to meet!

Sincerely,

Michelle Downs