December 17, 2021
It’s hard to believe that we are starting the second trimester! I hope you and your family had a restful winter break, filled with fun family memories!
I want to thank you for coming to conferences! It was fantastic to see so many of you and get to hear of your child’s celebrations and growth plans. Speaking of growth, students will be taking their winter ECBM test the second week of January. I am excited to see the growth they have made. I know that a large part of that growth is a direct result of families' commitment to read every day with their child, and I want to thank you for that! I am sure you have seen the below graphic, but I want to remind you of the impact that 20 minutes of reading a day can have on your child’s literacy skills.
I am excited to see students tomorrow! Get plenty of rest tonight and we will see you in the morning!
November 17, 2021
It's hard to believe that we are already into the month of November! This month we recognize National school psychologist awareness week and we want to thank our district psychologist, Dr. Sue for all she does for Territorial and our district.
There is a lot going on at Territorial. Health screening reports went home recently, please check backpacks for those. Picture retakes took place on November 16th. Just a reminder that the Taste of Territorial Spaghetti feed and art show has been postponed and will not be held on 11/19 as posted on our school calendar. We will give you more information when we have it. There is no school on November 25th or 26th. Territorial started it’s annual food drive on Nov 15th, and I am excited to report that we are well on our way of reaching our goal. Food pantry donations will go to our local Goldson Grange.
Territorial was thrilled to welcome back school counselor Whitney Moss this month. Mrs. Moss was out on maternity leave. Mrs. Moss will continue with friendship groups, small groups and individual check ins. In addition to this, Mrs. Moss is a fantastic resource for families. If your child needs a warm coat, your family needs support during the holidays, or you are looking for an outside counseling resource, please contact Mrs. Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Territorial is also pleased to share that our very own Kinley Reich has been selected as one of the eight candidates in the 2021-22 statewide election for Oregon’s Kid Governor! Kinley’s platform topic is reducing food waste. As part of Kinley’s campaign she created a video outlining her three-point plan to reduce food waste. I have included Kinley’s shopping list for Territorial families. A shopping list is one of Kinley’s CAN strategies. C stands for compost. A stands for any leftovers? Save them for later or donate them to others. Finally, N stands for need, buy only what you need, and take this list to the store.
As the first trimester comes to a close, teachers are preparing for completion of report cards and Parent Teacher conferences with families on December 6th and 7th. Please use the following link to sign up for a time that works best for you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A4AA2AAAF5C52-parent1
We appreciate our students and families and the time and energy they have put into making student learning possible this trimester. By the same token, as Thanksgiving approaches and I reflect on the many things that I am thankful for, I would be remised if I didn’t mention my apperception for the amazing group of professionals that I am proud to work with every day. Our teachers, our IAs, secretary, counselor, childcare assistants, custodian, and bus drivers go above and beyond to meet students’ needs and make Territorial a special place to learn and grow. I am also grateful to be part of a district and community that are deeply invested in making sure that students succeed.