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Principal's Corner

December Update

We are about to begin winding down the first semester of school.  It is hard to believe it is already that time of year!  November was another awesome month at SRES.  Our third grade students worked hard on their STAAR benchmarks at the beginning of the month, and we are excited about how well they performed.  November was also full of parent conferences.  I hope you were able to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher in order to discuss the progress your child has made.  If you did not get a chance to conference with your child's teacher, please contact your teacher to schedule a time.  We will have more parent conferences in the spring to discuss the progress your child has made over the year.  

Another wonderful event we had in October was our "Honor the Veterans" ceremony and reception.  This was an absolutely amazing event, and we appreciate all the veterans and family who came out to celebrate this day.  It was great for our students to be able to show our veterans how much we appreciate them and appreciate what they have done for our country.  At the November board meeting we had some third grade students present their veteran song to the school board.  The school board enjoyed the performance and was honored to have the students and parents attend that evening.    
Our annual Thanksgiving Feast also took place during November.  It was truly a blessing to enjoy this day with so many parents, family members, and friends of our students.  I enjoyed getting to visit with all of our guests, and I know our students had a wonderful time.  Thank you to all who came out to make this event a special day for our school.  
Between now and December 20th we have a few activities planned for the upcoming holiday season.  Our third grade students will be performing at their annual Christmas program on December 7th at 6:30 pm.  This event will take place at our local high school.  After enjoying some Christmas music, you can head to North 40 that evening to have a pancake dinner with Santa anytime between 6:30-8:30.  The PTO would love to have you and your family stop by for dinner and to visit.  We will also have the PTO Christmas store set up during the week of December 11-15th so students can purchase gifts for family and friends.  Our classroom Christmas parties will take place on December 20th at 10:30 am and students will be released for the Christmas break at 12:30 pm that day.  Students will return to school on January 4th, which will also begin the third grading period.  I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season together, and I am looking forward to what the new year brings to us at SRES.  Happy Holidays and have a  Merry Christmas!