September 18, 2017
Hello Mariposa@Heather School families.
I wanted to check in and let you know I’ve been enjoying visits to the 4th grade classrooms, and continue to be impressed with the good work of our teachers and students. In particular, it’s exciting to see the personalized approaches of Reading and Writing Workshop, and the teachers’ intentional personalizing of their Mathematics instruction using Math in Focus. The classrooms appear to be on their way to becoming excellent learning communities, with children collaborating thoughtfully and respectfully in each.
I’m also excited to share our new Mariposa Website! Please visit us at http://mariposa.scsdk8.org/.
Finally, I wanted to answer these questions I’ve been asked about our hybrid Mariposa program at Heather:
Q: I know we are invited to register and attend the “Tierra Linda/Mariposa Run” on October 22. Is that our PTA now? Which PTA should I support, Mariposa’s or Heather’s?
A: Yes, you are all invited to come join the fun October 22. The TL/Mariposa Run will happen on the TL/Mariposa campus, and the course will wind through Mariposa’s own upper playground, so this will be a great opportunity for you and your Monarch to see how things are coming along there. CLICK HERE to see this year’s amazing Run shirt. Here is the registration page for 4th graders and their families.
This year, the TL/Mariposa PTA supports the 5th-8th grades. Next year, it will support the 4th-8th grades. Please do continue to join and support Heather’s PTA, and participate in all their activities.
Q: Will Mariposa 4th and 5th grades have their own yearbook this year? Or will our 4th graders still be in the Heather yearbook?
A: This year, the 4th graders will be in the Heather Yearbook. The 5th graders will be in the TL/Mariposa Yearbook. Next year, we will have one Mariposa School Yearbook for our 4th and 5th grade school.
Please let me know if you have more questions.
Principal, Mariposa @Heather, @Arundel, and @Tierra Linda