I would like to welcome back all Tracy Elementary Students and Parents. We have several new students and teachers this year. We look forward to the opportunity of being a part of your child’s education.
We have had a number of exciting changes in our Elementary Building for this coming school year to enhance our students’ educational opportunities. We will be going 1 to 1 with brand new Chromebooks in 2nd through 4th grade. This will make our school 1 to 1 with Chromebooks 2nd-6th and IPads K and 1st. Students will be leave them at school at the end of the day. We will be creating a new flexible seating/group project area in our Media Center. This will be used for cooperative learning and projects. One thing this area will house is our Lego Kits and 4 new Robots. We are looking to increase students’ critical thinking skills by working on some STEM activities. The increase in technology will help prepare our students for both the JH/HS and future employment. We painted all of the lockers, which has really updated the look of our hallways. These changes along with all of our curriculum changes (Benchmark Literacy-Reading, Envisions-Math, Learning.com-Technology) and our change to Standards Based Grading over the past couple of years are all aimed at providing the best education for your children.
One of the biggest indicators of the success of children academically, is the level of parent involvement in their education. Parents remain the main educator in their children’s lives. We strive to work together with you to create the best base of knowledge to grow upon. Please check with your child daily on what they did at school, and whether they have material to read or work on at home.
At TAES, we strive to develop the whole child. We believe that Character Education is an important factor in developing our students. Every Friday students will be spending an hour talking about different character count traits.
Communication between home and school is necessary to create the best learning environment for your children. Please email or contact the teacher or office with any questions throughout the year.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education! Looking forward to a great year!