Knight Elementary School recently started composting. Students separate their food waste from their recycling and trash. The custodial staff collects; then it's picked up and turned into compost each week. The compost is used in community gardens in communities surrounding Canby. The District is looking into whether this could be expanded to more schools and whether the compost could benefit community gardens right here in Canby.
I'm tempted to mention something about the weather. But, I cannot even get myself to a place where I can comment on wind and rain. I'd rather spend time imagining what things may be like this summer.
This is a busy time of year. We have a few months to make sure that students master learning targets and are ready to move on to the next level - whether that's a new grade, or college or career after graduation.
As we look ahead, I want to make sure that you're aware of an initiative that I am exploring. It seems more and more that while we're considered a system that provides a free public education, we expect our families to provide supplies and money at times to meet our needs.
I am working with our administrative team and the community to see what we can do to lesson the burden, in a small way, by looking at our school supply lists. Ideally, I would like to be able to provide supplies for all students. Even if that isn't realistic, I do want to take some sort of action to collect and distribute supplies to ALL of Canby's students. This is not a socioeconomic issue. This is part of our work. We are responsible for providing a free education. I hope we can move toward that.
This is a great time of year to reflect on the decision that you made to be part of a school system focused on providing every student a quality education. Enjoy the spring and don't hesitate to contact me if I can provide any assistance or answer any questions.
Juárez Earns National Award
Congratulations to the Canby Dance Team for winning the state title for the third straight year!
Congratulations, Cougar Dancers!
Future Chefs Compete
My Favorite Teacher
Several of Ninety-One's middle schoolers participated in an essay contest for Barnes and Noble called “My Favorite Teacher.” Last week, at the Bridgeport Barnes and Noble, student essays from Meridian Lattig and Olivia Boit were named finalists. Their essays honored Mrs. Robert and Mrs. Kahut. Meridian’s essay won the store competition!
In addition, the Clackamas Barnes and Noble notified us that 3 students are finalists at their store. Elsie Rodolph and Haven Tamimi wrote essays for Mrs. Wilson and Olivia Boit’s essay also made the finals for Mrs. Kahut. Clackamas Barnes and Noble will announce their winner at a reception on April 28th.
Several other students earned honorable mention for their essays honoring staff at Ninety-One. It is so great to see students being recognized publicly for their writing and for our staff to be recognized for their outstanding work. Barnes and Noble Clackamas will host a celebration honoring all of our student nominations.