Dear Penrose Families,

Welcome! We are incredibly excited to begin another year at Penrose Elementary School! We are looking forward to adding a third preschool room and 6th grade! We are growing a destination district with intent, purpose, and pride! This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have been before! We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events.

During the 2019/2020 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. Our vision remains…

Every Student, Every Day, Learning for Life!

Teachers will be focused on improving instructional practices. We will be analyzing our student data from DIBELS testing, NWEA Maps, and CMAS. We will be encouraging our students to be active participants in monitoring their own learning. We will be implementing highly effective practices and techniques. This will assist us in defining and refining the complexities of teaching and learning. Our two school goals will be:

Implement a Common Instructional Framework An instructional framework is a shared belief system, and understanding of a set of instructional principles that are visible across classrooms. All members of the school community are committed and accountable to the framework.

  1. Refine our Data Driven Instruction

Data-driven instruction is an educational approach that relies on information to inform teaching and learning. The idea refers to a method teachers use to improve instruction by looking at the information they have about their students. It takes place within the classroom.

We look forward to a very positive and productive year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is the key to the success of your young Beaver.

Again, we welcome you to Penrose, and to our wonderful learning community. Our school is a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence! It is, indeed, a place where opportunities abound! Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!

Sincerely, Michelle Lesser