From Principal Brown

Mrs. Brown
abrown@fbrcs.org

November, 2017

It is hard to believe it is the end of the first quarter.  Fall parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for this week.  Our goal is 100% parent participation.  Report cards and NWEA parent reports will be provided at conferences.  MSTEP parent reports will be provided to parents of students in 4-8.

Attendance at school is important.  Arriving to school on time and staying the full instructional day maximizes student learning.  154 students earned Attendance Flair for having less than five absences for the first quarter.  All students have an opportunity to earn Attendance Flair at the end of each quarter.

All students completed fall NWEA testing.  This data provides teachers opportunities to differentiate instruction that support academic growth within the grade level curriculum as well as help their students meet their spring NWEA target goals.  Testing is completed again in the winter to monitor student progress and testing is completed in the spring to determine overall student growth.

The Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is this Saturday.  Several of our staff and students will be walking in the parade with our sister schools.  Our theme this year is “The greatest gift for your child’s education.” We hope to see many Forest families along the parade route.  This community event is a great kick start to the holiday season!

Winter weather will be here before we know it.  School may close due to extreme or poor weather conditions.  School closings are listed on WWMT, WOODTV8, the school Facebook page and through the Remind App.  Please watch for Forest Academy as we do not always close when Comstock Public Schools close.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 6-9 Parent Teacher Conferences
November 8 Picture Retake Day (IN UNIFORM)
November 11 Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
November 13 Textured Turkey Family Projects Are Due
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Amanda Brown                                                                                            Meghan Watters
Principal                                                                                                        Assistant Principal