Dear Newcomb Families & Friends-
I hope this letter finds you well and filled with the same enthusiasm and pride that I feel as we reach the halfway point of this academic year. It is my pleasure to share with you the numerous positive developments and achievements that have marked our journey so far at Newcomb K-8.
Academically, I am thrilled to report consistent growth in both English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics from TK to 8th grade. This is a testament to the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support of our families. The commitment to academic excellence is evident, and we celebrate the progress our students are making on their educational journey.
Additionally, there has been a notable increase in overall attendance data. Your commitment to ensuring regular school attendance for your children contributes significantly to their success in the classroom, and we appreciate your continued partnership in fostering a culture of consistent attendance.
Equally exciting is the positive shift in student behavior. School-wide data indicates that our students are not only following school rules but are also demonstrating increased civility and kindness towards one another. This positive atmosphere is a reflection of the values we aim to instill at Newcomb K-8, and it is heartening to see our students embody these principles.
Parent meetings like, "Coffee with Chris," have proven to be a valuable way to connect with parents, share important information, and discuss student data. Additionally this year, Family and Friends Fridays, have successfully encouraged families and friends to join us on campus, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the Newcomb Foundation for their fundraising efforts and support of students' success, particularly in supporting elementary school enrichment programs in science and computers, along with Middle School activities. Additionally, a heartfelt thank you to our PTSA for their incredible organization of events and activities and the new Garden education program. I am also overjoyed that we have a Sankofa Parent Village at Newcomb supporting the needs of our Black students and their families. None of the work carried out by these organizations would be possible without the dedication of our parent volunteers. As we look ahead to the second semester, I encourage all our families and friends to explore ways to volunteer and support our amazing school. Your involvement is vital to our continued success.
We are excited about what the future holds for our Spartans and are grateful for your unwavering support in making Newcomb a special place for our students to learn and grow.
Thank you for being an integral part of the Newcomb K-8 family.