September 20, 2023
Dear STM Families,
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Back to School Night. I am glad you had the opportunity to see what our teachers have prepared for your children with such love and dedication. I am also glad to have had the chance to talk with so many of you that night.
At Back to School Night, it was shared that classroom newsletters will now be shared in Schoology. You were given your child’s login, which gives you access to this resource. Individual teachers will let you know where they have posted the weekly newsletter; most have chosen to do so in their Homeroom course. Brand New: Middle School News has a new look! If you have a sixth- to eighth-grade student, please check your child’s homeroom course to find ONE document covering all the classes in Middle School.
Just a reminder that we will have our first Lockdown Drill of the year sometime during the day tomorrow. When you talk to your child about Lockdown Drills, we find that it is helpful to make sure that they understand why we practice: to make sure they are safe and that everyone knows exactly what their job is. Emphasizing that students are safe at STM is a priority for us daily.
October 6th marks the midpoint of our first trimester grading period. Mid-term grades
for students in Grades 4-8 will be available on PowerSchool and an interim report for behavior and work habits will be sent home. Progress Reports for Grades 1 - 3 will be sent home with your child. Please review grades and reports with your child. Praise their good works and support them in areas of needed growth. Please remember that these interim reports only reflect progress made up to this point in the trimester and are not final grades. If more information or a conference is needed, please contact your child’s subject teacher directly.
If you would like to review the Design for Excellence final report, please feel free to call or email me to set up an appointment. I would be happy to meet with you to share the outcomes of this important process.
Serving together in Christ’s light,