Last week we had our Meet and Greet session. It was wonderful seeing familiar faces and meeting the parents that have joined the family. I hope that all of you were given the opportunity to meet with every professor that is working with your child. If you would like more time to have a discussion with our Professor’s, please contact Ms. Ovalles (parent coordinator) to schedule a one to one conference with your child’s professors. We had our first PTA meeting on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. I was very disappointed by the low attendance rate. Please remember that the overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We need your help and support. Please make it a priority to attend all PTA sessions.
Many activities at KAPPA III focus on team building, leadership and college and career readiness. Our first excursion to Camp Becket in Massachusetts, is taking place today and tomorrow. Our 8th grade scholars will spend two days engaged in team building activities and learning about problem solving strategies. Two more trips are scheduled for the rest of the cohort and I am proud to share that we have just secured a similar leadership program for the 6th graders. Although they will not travel, the counselors of Camp Beckett will come to us to begin this rites of passage.
In an effort to increase father involvement, we have joined forces with I.S. 129 for Dad Take Your Child To School Day. Fathers are a positive force in the lives of their child. Dads take your child to school day (Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015), is an event that promotes father involvement by encouraging fathers to take their child to school.
Finally, I would like to remind all families that this is a school for which academics and the arts are our priority. Our decision to be a uniform school follows and fulfills our school initiatives and goals. All students are to be in full uniform as you have agreed. If the child chooses not to dress in full uniform they will receive afternoon detention. A phone call will always be made to you to advise.