Monthly eNewsletter School Report


I can’t believe March is here. We have had so many great successes this school year, with only more great things to come! Please see below for what the month of March has in store for you and your children!

PTA Dinner
  • Thursday, March 15, 2017 at the Garden City Hotel
  • It’s not too late to make a donation!  If you're still interested in contributing something to the dinner please email me at
  • If you have not done so already, you can purchase your tickets at PTA Dinner Ticket and Grand Raffles
School Supplies
  • You will soon be able to order your school supplies!
  • Please visit School Supplies to order your supplies starting March 5!
  • Pick A Reading Partner will take place the entire month of March. Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education. PARP is a program that asks parents to read with their children for at least fifteen minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. Different activities will be coming home with the children. Please take the time to create and foster that love of reading with your children!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are once again here. Here are some helpful tips to help your conference be a successful one.
  • Start with a positive attitude. Don’t waste valuable conference time by focusing on the negative. You and the teacher are a team. Positive comments such as “How can we solve this problem working together?” will be the first step in coming up with good solutions.
  • Let the teacher know if there is a particular topic you want to discuss. If you want to talk about your child’s progress in reading, let the teacher know.
  • Be specific. Bring with you any work that is of concern. Describe clearly any situations in the classroom that makes your child uneasy. Ask the teacher to describe your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Ask to see your child’s work.
  • Discuss the whole child. Your child’s social and emotional development is as important as academic success. Include questions about his/her interaction with other children and willingness to participate in class discussions.
  • Leave with a plan. The conference should end with a clear statement of what you will do and what the teacher will do.
Important Upcoming Dates in March
  • Wednesday 3/7- School Closed for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday 3/8- Parent Teacher Conferences 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 3/7- Board of Education Budget/Work Session 8:15pm
  • Wednesday 3/13 - Board of Education/Community Reception to Meet the NEW Superintendent of Schools, GCHS 7:30pm
  • Thursday 3/15- PTA Annual Dinner at The Garden City Hotel 6:30pm
  • Friday 3/16- Report Cards sent home
  • Tuesday 3/20- Board of Education Budget/Regular Meeting 8:15pm
  • Thursday 3/22- PTA Speakers Lori & Steve Dodge of the SLATE Project: Saving Lives from Addiction through Treatment & Education at High School- All Parents Invited
  • Monday 3/26- PTA Primary Reflections Awards Dinner at Homestead, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 3/29- School is OPEN
  • Friday 3/30-4/6- School Closed  for Spring Recess
  • Monday 4/9- School Re-Opens
  • Tuesday 4/10- Joint PTA Meeting Hemlock 7pm
As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out!

Thank you,
Crista Regazzi
PTA Director Locust