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    January Monthly Message from Principal Guerrero
    Posted on 04/23/2019
    Principal Guerrero

    Happy 2019!

    We’re into the fifth school month at our new building and so far the students, staff, and families are feeling more and more comfortable with our new school routines, expectations, and systems in place.

    The Loyal Heights staff have been working hard in Professional Learning Communities 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. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will be taking a short student survey regarding school climate and culture this month and again in May.

    The intermediate teachers and our school race and equity team will track and gauge our students’ experiences and perspectives focused around a sense of belonging and a sense of a safe respectful environment. We will learn much about how to better improve our culture and climate as a whole school community.

    Finally, every year for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday I enjoy reading his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. One quote that always stands 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 an 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 positive effect on each other?