2015-16 Back to School Letter
Welcome back, Traylor Students and Families:
Thank you for being a part of Traylor Fundamental Academy this school year. I am so grateful to be your principal, and feel proud of the hard work our staff does each day to support you and your children! Thank you for trusting us enough to allow us to support your children in their development as learners and great citizens. We’re looking forward to a school year that provides your child(ren) Joyful, Rigorous and Personalized learning opportunities!
Thursday Folders & Text Messages for School Information
We like to keep our parents & families updated about important events and information throughout the school year. To help parents know when essential communication is coming home, we will use Thursday Folders this year in all of our classrooms. Please look for the Thursday Folder each week, and return any important papers that need to be signed in that folder, starting on Friday. Our school also provides text messages periodically to families who would like to receive those. To receive messages via text from Traylor, please text @9bff0 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, ‘unsubscribe @9bff0′.
2015-16 School Schedule and Breakfast in the Classroom/Snacks and Menus
This year, Traylor will have Breakfast in the Classroom. All students will be offered a nutritious breakfast each morning, after the first bell rings in their classrooms. Though students are not required to have breakfast, it will be offered (at no charge) to every student, every day. If you’re curious which items will be served, you can go to the DPS Food Services menu website: http://enterprisemanagement.dpsk12.org/food-services/menu/ We will also continue to have fruit or vegetable snacks four days a week, Tuesday – Friday. This year, we’ll be serving these snacks in the afternoon.
School Store (Mondays and Thursdays)
This year, we will continue to have a School Store in our cafeteria on Monday and Thursday mornings before school from 8:30 – 8:50 AM. Our dedicated staff will run the store, and students are able to purchase low cost, fun school supplies.
Citizenship Assemblies and PAWS
We love to celebrate our students at Traylor! In the first week of school, many students have received PAWS certificates for showing how they are Prepared, Accountable, Working Hard, and Supportive. Each week, we will have a drawing from all of the PAWS certificates, and those students drawn will receive recognition over the loud speaker, a sticker and a $1 Gift Certificate to the School Store. Ask your child about PAWS, and I’m sure they’ll be able to share even more about this recognition. Each month, we will recognize a few students in each classroom for being “Good Citizens.” We will host Citizenship Assemblies on the first Monday of each month, starting in October. These are very special awards, and classroom teachers will contact parents of the Good Citizens to make sure you’re given the date and time of the Citizenship Assembly.
DPS Calendar, Traylor Website and Months at a Glance
Keep an eye out for upcoming “Traylor’s Months at a Glance” calendar, with important dates for Traylor events. Also, check out the Traylor Academy website: traylor.dpsk12.org. (Also, if you have any questions about school dates, please consult the DPS Calendar at http://www.dpsk12.org/calendars/pdf/calendar_1516_color.pdf)
This is going to be a great year, and I look forward to working together with each of you!