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December Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians - 

The Friday before Thanksgiving break we had an all-school meeting that was hosted by our 3rd grade students with the theme of being grateful. Our intent this year is to have one student-led all-school meeting every month that has a theme as well as an opportunity for us to celebrate some of the amazing things taking place at our school. 

As the students were giving thanks, I took a few minutes to reflect on the many things I am thankful for about Coyote Ridge Elementary. 

First and foremost I am thankful for our amazing students who are kind, caring and excited about learning and discovering new things. It is a delight to visit classrooms where I can see students learning and interacting with one another and with their teacher on a daily basis. I also get to observe examples of students being kind in so many ways from saying something nice to doing someone a favor or lending them a hand. 

Secondly, I am very thankful for our wonderful staff from our teachers to our support staff to our building custodians. Every member of the CRE staff works hard every day and is at our school for all the right reasons. Collectively we make sure we are meeting the needs of every student at the school and assure they are valuable members of our school community. 

Finally, I am thankful for all the families who work in partnership with us to do what is best for kids. We have volunteers, a committed PTO, parents and grandparents who help in so many ways. When we ask for material to be completed at home, it gets done, and when we call to solve a problem or fix a situation, we know that the parents of students will work with us to do what is right so that the child learns from the mistake and can apply what they learned to new situations. 

All of these factors support our motto that says, “As a PACK we run together to achieve our lifelong learning goals.”  These factors also remind every one of us to be thankful for the strong community that is Coyote Ridge Elementary. 


Dr. Mike