The Principal's Corner
The Principal's Corner
This is a difficult to write. As you already know, the Town Council voted this week to reduce the Board of Education budget by $5,200,000. As a result, the BOE must make significant reductions to reach that huge amount. Unfortunately, one of the cuts being planned is the closure of Pleasant Valley Elementary School. We are all devastated by the news that PV will be closed at the end of this school year.
If this has to happen, I want you to know that all of us at PV
will do everything we can to facilitate a smooth transition of the children to
another school in the district. In the
meantime, we will keep you informed of any new information regarding the
decisions made by the Town Council.
We plan to hold a parent information session at the school at the next PTO meeting
on Wednesday, April 19th at 3:45PM.
At this meeting, Dr. Graner, PV teachers and I will share what we know
about why the decision was made and any upcoming plans that will affect our students. In the meantime, we need to let the town
officials, who represent the citizens of Groton, know that this decision is not
good for our children, our families, or our town.
In the meantime, rest assured that we are keeping PV’s daily happenings
as normal as ever — so, let me say thanks for attending Parent-Teacher
Conferences this past week. Spring
conferences always provide PV teachers with an opportunity to share your
child’s strengths and successes as the year has progressed. If you were not able to attend, please feel
free to contact your child’s teacher.
Our success relies on the partnership between the family and the
school. I encourage you to make every
effort to continue to participate in school activities and to discuss with your
child the daily events and the learning that takes place.
April is a month to celebrate our volunteers and as I look back
to the many activities that we have had at school this year, I would like to
thank you for taking such an active part in your child’s education! From attending Parent Conferences, to
volunteering in your child’s classroom, to attending PTO sponsored activities,
and being an active member of the PTO, you have been here! PV is very fortunate to have so many generous
PV’s list of Math Masters continues to grow and now we have
included our 2nd
They will be earning
their own math masters awards as they show mastery of addition and subtraction
fact fluency! Keep practicing those math facts – they are
the building blocks to make sure your child is prepared for all higher level
mathematics and they are essential to building your child’s confidence!
If you haven’t already, parents can visit the PV website
and click on the annual “Parent Survey” link to take a brief on-line
survey. Just click on the link on the PV
website and give us your feedback on how we’re doing!
Finally, remember that we will all enjoy a spring vacation
this month. School will be closed the
week of April 10th. I look forward to
seeing you all at the PTO meeting the week we return from break!
- Mrs. Miner