experiences continue to be the very core of the elementary
experiences for our students. New York State has adopted the Common
Core Learning Standards for implementation in English Language Arts
and Literacy and in Mathematics. The new standards are an
attempt to reestablish continuity among states across the country.
These new requirements will allow us to thoughtfully add to our
curriculum with the exciting chance to rethink how we educate our
students. Our excellent educational program is always being
reviewed and rejuvenated by the dedicated faculty and staff of
This year I think that it is very appropriate for us as a school
community to identify student traits that are important to the
development of our children as learners.
The words appear in no
particular order but all embody what we, as parents and educators,
hope are reflected in the learning community that our students
enter each day. I am confident that with the combined efforts
of the students, teachers, parents and support staff, Colonial will
continue to foster a caring and nurturing environment while we
continue to pursue high academic standards.