Please remember that schools starts at 8:05. I would like to thank all of the parents that get your children to school on time. At Estes, our teachers pride themselves on not wasting any instructional time during the day. It might not seem like a lot of time, but when your child shows up at 8:30 they have already lost 25 minutes of instruction. This also requires your child's teacher to stop class and get them caught up with the rest of the class, which then wastes the time of the students in class.
Breakfast in the cafeteria is served until 7:50. If your child enters the cafeteria at 7:50, they will receive a breakfast bag that your child can take back to their teacher's room.
I believe we have worked out most of the kinks for the walker and car rider lines. Thank you for your patience in dealing with those issues.
Parents we would just like to thank you for everything that you do to help your child become a successful student at Estes! It takes a village to raise a child and with us working closely together we can raise your child to do amazing things! I have a senior this year and there is no way I could have gotten him to where he is today without the help of his teachers. I am so blessed that he had teachers that looked out for him and pushed him to do well in school. As you can see I highlighted "pushed" because let's me honest most kids need to be pushed. If you want to succeed in life you need someone that is going to push you to greatness and that is what our teachers at Estes are trying to do with your children.
Thank you for taking time out of your day or night and checking their folders. My wife and I have a place for each one of our children's backpacks, so that we can do a quick check to see what important information their teachers shared with us that day. Having a place that your child keeps his or her backpack also makes it easier for you and them to find it the next morning. Please continue to keep in communication with your child's teacher with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Thank you for asking them about their day. If you want to get something besides nothing for an answer change up your questions. What was the best part of the day? Can you teach me something that you learned today? What was something that made you laugh today? What was something that made you proud today? If you could change one thing about today what would it be? How can we make tomorrow better?
Thank you for reading to them or listening to them read at night. A parent that shows interest in a child's education will have a child that understands the importance of why they come to school. Reading to your child is a simple way of showing your child that an education is important and it is also a way of bonding with your child. Please cherish this time you have them at this age because before you know it they will be looking at colleges with you. I truly miss holding them, reading to them and talking to them about the books.
Parents lets do something special and show the world that our little school is the best in the world!