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Dear Families,

During breaks from school, whether it’s a long weekend, extended holiday breaks, or summer, it is important that students continue their learning.   Continuing to read 20 minutes per day will help build vocabulary, reading fluency, and a love of books! Having your students determine the change that will be given when spending their allowance is a practical way to practice math skills.  Using books or the internet (with parent support) to learn more about a favorite topic helps build research skills. Turn your commute into learning opportunities by practicing math facts or spelling words! Also watch for communication from your child’s teacher about how to access i-Ready over the holiday break. Be creative, have fun, and stay engaged in learning to prevent the “winter slide”!  

In the coming weeks, please watch for access to a Parent Survey that our District Accountability Advisory Committee has designed for district-wide administration.  This survey will provide important feedback to our district leaders, as well as to Mr. Roderick and myself. We are striving for 100% participation by our Florida Mesa parents this year!!!  Our goal isn’t just so we can earn our fantastic staff a pizza party (yum!), but because we value every family’s insight about their student’s experience at Florida Mesa. We use ALL feedback to determine what is supporting our student’s success, as well as to identify areas that need improvement.   We are hopeful that you will take this opportunity to provide this important feedback!

We continue to be honored to serve as the leaders of Florida Mesa Elementary and to partner with each of you in developing our next generation!  May the spirit of the holidays stay with you and your family throughout the New Year. 


Shannon Morris, Principal

Tony Roderick, Assistant Principal