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 in 5th and 6th grade with brand new Chromebooks. Students will be carrying these from class to class and leave them at school at the end of the day. Most of our classes from 1st grade through 4th will be one to one with IPADs. The increase in technology will help prepare our students for both the JH/HS and future employment. Last year we implemented a new computer curriculum with Learning.com. We want to teach the computer skills necessary for our students to have success in the future. This goes along with our overall philosophy of creating the strongest educational base possible for your child to be successful. We have added 2 TV’s in our building which will be streaming announcements throughout the week. These changes along with all of our curriculum changes (Benchmark Literacy-Reading, Envisions-Math) 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!