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    Principal's Corner - January/February
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    Principal Guerrero

    January/February Message from Principal Guerrero

    Happy 2018!  There is a lot to celebrate for the first half of the school year.  The Loyal Heights staff has been working hard in collaborative teams looking at student data to improve their instruction and to improve individual growth for every student; in getting to know every student as we continue to build relationships; and implementing ways to celebrate a joyful, fun and loving school community.  This month we continue to practice our Beaver Character trait of Responsibility and to celebrate the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  around race, equity, and justice.  This year the 4th and 5th grade teachers have decided to track and work on student climate and classroom culture as part of their professional learning.  Mini student surveys are given throughout the year to the 4th and 5th grade students to gauge their experiences and perspectives focused around sense of belonging and sense of a safe respectful environment.  We will learn much on how to better improve our culture and climate as a whole school community.

    Finally, every year for Dr. King’s birthday I would read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.  One quote that always stand out to me is “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. This quote is my favorite throughout the entire letter because it states that when there is a problem, it doesn’t only affect that particular place but everywhere else as well.  Sometimes we may feel like something does not pertain to us because it’s not happening in our area. Anytime there is injustice, it affects everyone.  As a school, we are continuously working with our students to recognize the impact of their words and actions to others…both positive and negative.  How can we, as a community, make a positive impact and effect on each other?

    Together we are stronger.  Together we are better.