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Monday, September 29, 2014

Principal's Post

Manzanita Families,

I am happy to be back at school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the Manzanita community, for the lovely cards, sentiments, and flowers. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated at this difficult time. I would like to thank Mrs. Kenman, and the entire staff for all of the extra effort they put forth in my absence.

A variety of important events are coming up in the very near future.  Fall conferences are scheduled for three afternoons, October 13, 14, and 15.  We will continue with our on-line scheduling option. This year, you will notice that all teachers are listed on the website, therefore easing the ability to schedule. The link for fall conferences is:

The link will be active as of Wednesday, October 1.  If you do not have Internet access or prefer to sign up in another fashion, please contact your child’s teacher for directions.

For fall conferences, students in grades 1-5 are typically included, providing
them with the opportunity to review their progress to date with their teachers and parents.

Each class and grade level may have devised individual plans. For example, on the first day of conferences, Monday, October 13, fifth grade classes will host an open house, at which students will share some of their work. Fourth grade will host theirs on Friday, October 11 from 12:00-1:00.

Historically, kindergartners are not included in fall conferences as the teachers have quite a bit of information to review with parents in a short period of time. However, your kindergarten teacher will let you know if you should expect to bring your child to the conference. We hope that every parent will invest the time to participate in this important aspect of your child’s education.

Coming right up: 5th grade Science Camp in Payson, October 8-10. Parents please look for permission slips in the next day or so; fill out and return immediately. Students are looking forward to this memorable learning experience!

Fall Break is October 16th and 17th. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Thank you for your continued interest in the school and your involvement in your child's education.

Colleen Nichols