Greetings to each of you! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the Abigail Adams School, I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. It is with great anticipation and excitement that we begin our year together.
Personally, I am grateful and elated to continue this journey with you as the principal. Over the past 2 years, I’ve had a chance to meet many of you and your children, and look forward to continue building a strong relationship with all of you in the upcoming school year. As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff has been engaged in learning Thinking Maps. Thinking Maps is a new initiative for this year! The language of Thinking Maps links each thinking skill to a unique and dynamic visual representation, and thus becomes a tool that supports effective instructional practice and improves student performance. I strongly encourage you to read the information that comes home about Thinking Maps and to attend the parent workshops we will have this year to support the work. I’ve attached an overview of all 8 Thinking Maps to this newsletter.
I want to personally invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night on the evening of Wednesday, September 13th. Sessions will begin at 4:30pm. More information will follow. This will be a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about our Thinking Maps initiative.
Together, we are partners in the education of our children. Your involvement and support is not only needed and vital to the success of all learners, but is also most welcomed. Please be sure to visit the school website which can be accessed directly through the schools.nyc.gov website or visiting https://ps131q.wordpress.com for important information throughout the year. Feel free to contact me at any time should you have a question, comment or concern.
I look forward to seeing you all in the very near future and to the start of another terrific school year!