I find it disturbing that they don't give adequate homework or work books to take home. They give copied pages from work books and just enough for three days out of seven days. The amount of tax dollars, I pay should reflect in school text book's. The communication between teacher and parent is nauseating. I don't see how they are preparing students for the ridiculous common core standards. The first month of the school year, no homework was given.
At the time of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary is academic performance ranked in the top 10%. This ranking is a testimony of the preeminence of star teachers and administrators not just teaching but teaching what the laws of the state and regulations requires and the mandated curriculum. Moreover, they follow the appropriate textbooks, which are aligned with educational standards of the state, as well as federal regulations. The school follows the eight principles or axioms of learning and believe that the brain's function is learning and it does not know how not to learn; and that all children are capable of learning the curriculum notwithstanding how rigorous. The school reached this meritorious ranking because it does not adhere to the inferior concept of "improving," but in the superior concept of maximizing or optimizing learning.
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All of my 5 children have done well, overcome obstacles with the stellar teaching staff,and have always felt valued at Sandy Hook School. Every staff member holds the bar as high for themselves as they do for the students. There has always been a family like atmosphere, highly personable as well as professional. The school motto 'think you can, work hard, get smart, be kind' is integrated into all areas, and it shows !