This school has been so great. The teachers care so much about the students. Ms. R the fifth grade teacher has done a great job preparing her students for middle school. The Sped teachers, office staff, specialists, fourth grade teachers and more have made our journey through the beginnings of special education foray middle daughter so much easier and have been just wonderful with her. When a teacher was tragically lost last year the whole thing was handled with so much care and compassion. We have decided that we won't move until the girls age out of this school. We appreciate them so much.
My child is only in first grade so far, so I'm not sure if this approach is school wide or has just been the preference of the last 2 teachers she has had, but each Friday she is given a homework packet that is due the following Friday. It is an easily manageable amount, and I appreciate the flexibility that having a week to complete it affords our family. I feel it is effective at reviewing and solidifying what she is learning in the classroom (as well as giving us an idea of what she is currently working on), and the week's due date allows a gentle curve for her to learn how to manage her time and complete something by a deadline.
My oldest has attended this school for 2 years. We have been very happy with every member of staff we have come in contact with. The communication has been excellent, and my child is doing well academically. She truly enjoys attending and I feel it is a safe and positive environment. I have no hesitation about enrolling my next child when they reach kindergarten age.