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Parent Teacher Conferences 3/21 & 3/22

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Wow! All of the kids’ performances at Paragon Night (3/20/13) were amazing! If you took pictures of your children that you would like to share, please post to our Facebook page. 🙂

Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon are Parent Teacher Conferences and Report Cards. Dismissal will be at 12 NOON on both days.  Please bring along proof of your current AZ address and let us know if you have had any changes to emergency contact information while you are here. See you soon!

Literacy Night Tonight, March 7th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Join us tonight for “Literacy Night”–we’ll have books to read and games to play with the whole family.  An evening of family fun would not be complete without yummy snacks–there will be food available for purchase to help suport our 8th grade trip to Washington, D. C.  For more information, please e-mail evidaurrazzaga@phoenixadvantage.org or cdiver@phoenixadvantage.org (Ms. Erika V or Mrs. Diver).

February Events

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  • Paragon Night and High School Night:  Wednesday, February 13th, from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm.
  • Mock AIMS Spirit Week:  February 11th – 15th (Flyers sent home with students with more details. )
    • Monday:  School Colors Day
    • Tuesday:  College or High School Shirt Day
    • Wednesday:  Career Day
    • Thursday:  Nerd Day
    • Friday:  Super Hero Day
    • (School uniform required if not participating in Spirit Day.)
  • Half Day — NOON DISMISSAL — Friday, February 15th
  • Presidents’ Day — NO SCHOOL — Monday, February 18th
  • Mock AIMS Testing:  Tuesday, February 19th – Thursday, February 21st
  • 8th Grade Washington D. C. Trip Meeting:  Wednesday, February 20th, 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Back!

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Happy New Year!

The second semester is off to a wonderful start!  Parents, watch for invitations to our awards assemblies on Thursday, January 17th.  The times vary by grade level, and the students receiving awards will be the ones inviting their parents.

Report cards will be going home Friday, January 18th, which is a 12:00 noon dismissal day.  School will be closed on Monday, January 21st, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Six Ways to Success

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Research shows that when parents get involved with their children’s education, student achievement increases by a measurable 30%.  Thirty percent is an incredible number when looking at test results and achievement.  How might you get involved in your child’s education?

  • Set Expectations that reasonable and attainable
  • Set Goals and work on them one at a time
  • Recognize Effort not just the end result
  • Be Flexible and allow for different amounts of work, etc.
  • Acknowledge the skills acquired
  • Compliment them for a job well done 

These are six quick and easy ways to be involved with your child’s education that I like to share with families.  It doesn’t matter the age of the child, these strategies work to improve what your child does in school.  They take little of our time, require little effort from us, and yet make a huge difference in the lives of our children.

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