Rise & Thrive News Week of September 27, 2021

Duff Elementary


The cooler temperatures this week ushered in the first day of fall and the end of the first six weeks. Monday begins the second six weeks and opportunities for students to set goals and monitor their progress. Every student this year is setting a goal and tracking their improvement. When students collect and track their academic data they take more ownership of their learning and it often increases their motivation. This is a great time to speak with your child about how they progressing with their goal.

Next week is our first round of curriculum assessments (CAs) for students in grades 3rd - 6th. This data helps us celebrate student successes and identify gaps in learning and create action plans for implementing interventions or extensions to meet students where they are right now. Please make it a point to send your child off each morning with a good breakfast, a hug, and encouraging words that prepare them for success.

dads engaged for excellence

pta reflections contest

We would love to see many of our very talented Mustangs participate in the PTA Reflections contest. The theme this year is: I will CHANGE the world by. . . We think some of the most amazingly creative kids in the world call Duff their school and we think the world would be inspired to know their amazing ideas about how they would change this world!

Dates to Remember

  • September 27th - 2nd Six Weeks Begins
  • September 28th - Math CA#1 grades 3rd - 6th
  • September 29th - Reading CA#1 grades 3rd - 6th
  • September 30th - Writing CA#1 grades 3rd, 4th, & 6th
  • September 30th - Science CA#1 5th grade
  • October 1st - Science CA#1 4th grade
  • October 1st - Report Cards go home

The Week in Review

Here are just a few pictures we captured this week! We will have more each week for you to enjoy!

We were having so much fun this week, we forgot to take more pictures!

Together, We Rise & Thrive

Blessings, Cindy & Tina


Created with images by Kanenori - "mount fuji japan volcano" • castleguard - "apples leaves fall"