Well, we are at the half way mark for this school year. Time, as it always does has flown by. Today as I walked through the school, I saw a difference. With the addition of 50 plus new students in the first quarter, we were still “settling in”. Now I see students that feel at home; comfortable and engaged. I hear a hum, too. At Red Hill, we do not have quiet classes. We have classes that are busy with children talking and interacting with their teachers and especially one another. That is called “affiliation”. It’s when learning has a social component. At Red Hill, we believe learning happens best when there is a social component. When children are discussing the concepts and skills being taught they are making connections and often help their peers make connections, too.
Sometimes for my Principal’s message, I also include a few important reminders. So, please continue reading below.
- We have a MAJOR upcoming event, Saturday February 10 is our annual Chili Cook Off and Bingo night. This event is one of our community’s favorites. Be on the look out for information and sign up to come!
- The PTO meets every first Tuesday of the month. You do not need to be on the PTO board to attend. Consider joining in our conversations around planning a variety of events. It’s also a great way to connect with other parents. Our next meeting is 6:30, Tuesday February 6 in the library.
- Lost and Found. As the notes we’ve sent home have said, we have LOTS of clothes in the lost and found box. Please come by and/or encourage your child to take a look and grab what belong to them. The left over clothes will be donated to Goodwill the week of February 12.
And, finally I want to mention the Tech Byte Night. We believe we had close to 100 people attend this important event. Parents and students got to learn about coding through Ozobots, how technology supports their child’s learning in the classroom and Internet safety. We really appreciate the folks from central office, Willy K and Nita C for their support with Internet safety and the Ozobots. And, we especially want to thank the Albemarle County Police Department for coming to support our Internet Safety presentation and for the student finger printing. Including the GREAT pot luck dinner, this night was a winner.