Im thrilled to have joined the Holy Family School System as your K-8 guidance counselor. New to the district, Ive spent these first weeks just starting to get to know your students and your schools. Though Ive only had the opportunity to meet with a few students one-on-one, I can already sense the excitement for all that awaits us in the 2007-2008 school year. It is obvious Holy Family Schools is a wonderful setting for academic, social, and spiritual growth; Im so glad to have become a part of it.
Please feel free to contact me if there is any way I can be of assistance to your son or daughter throughout the year. Balancing my schedule between the three buildings may make me a bit difficult to track down, but hopefully, the dedicated office assistants will be able to locate me or will certainly forward your message as needed. All building offices have copies of my proposed weekly schedule, and one is also posted on each of my office doors. Please dont hesitate to leave me a message via phone or e-mail ([email protected] pvt.k12.ia.us), and Ill get back to you as soon as I can.
With the dawning of September, I cant help but start thinking ahead to October. October is such an exciting and busy month! One of the treats of this Respect for Life Month, is the opportunity for all of our third through eighth graders to take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills during the week of the 15th-19th. By taking these tests, students demonstrate their level of knowledge in a variety of subjects, show possible areas of strength and weakness, and illustrate how they have grown since taking last years tests. Test results also help teachers and administrators obtain information that will be important as they plan and develop the instruction they provide. Please help your sons and daughters perform their best by encouraging their full effort, talking about the tests to ease their anxiety, providing a consistent schedule of bedtimes and routines, and promoting a well-balanced breakfast each morning. Mark your calendars, and lets make the most of our abilities this fall!
Looking forward to all that the year will bring,