Principal Message

Custer Principal Trish Stallard

Dear Custer Families,

I want to thank you for your excellent and meaningful participation during conferences. I know that there are still a handful of families who will trickle in this week to complete their meetings. These are such important meetings because during spring conferences, teachers and families collaborate on a plan for success to increase reading skill. I attended several conferences where the main emphasis was on practicing reading at home and taking time to talk about what was read. Please make 20 minutes of reading a priority every day!

Additionally, this year at spring conferences, our teachers reviewed Passports to the Future with families. (There are 4 classrooms that will be sending these home at a later date, so if you are not quite sure about this yet, hold tight!) Every day, our students say the Kids at Hope pledge. It goes like this:

I am a Kid at Hope.

I am talented, smart and capable of success.

I have dreams for the future, and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day.

All kids are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

During the Passport to the Future activity, students identify their interests or talents in four destinations: Hobbies and Recreation; Education and Career; Community and Service; Home and Family. They write about their current talents and skills in these destinations and dream about how they could use those skills in future. Setting goals for the future is one way to teach kids hope, and this activity helps all of the adults to connect better with the kids to help motivate them to do their best in every part of their life, not just school.

Thank you for everything you do to support our Custer Cougars! We appreciate our students' families so much.

In Partnership,
Trish Stallard

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