October 7, 2015
Parents, Families, and Residents of Falmouth,
Fall has arrived and the school year is in full swing! We hope all are settling in to the school year successfully. Classrooms across our campus are alive with excited, engaged kids, focused on learning across all content areas. There are so many highlights to report, it would be impossible to include them all in this letter. Over the course of the spring, we had multiple meetings with staff across the district, and hosted a community dialogue in June to craft a vision and set of strategic goals to guide our work over the next two years. This has culminated in our updated 24 month plan, now posted on the homepage. We encourage you to read through the goals for 2015-2017. In the next month or so, each of the goals will become a live link to a page outlining specific actions underway across our campus.
One of the themes we heard during the community dialogue was communicate, communicate, communicate! You spoke, we listened...
Check out the Superintendent’s blog (linked to the district’s homepage, tab on the left). Geoff’s goal is to update this at least once per week to feature student learning across the campus, announce upcoming events, post articles, etc.
We have a new Interactive School Calendar. Click only your child’s school, or multiple schools to get all upcoming events across the campus in ONE PLACE. We are planning to merge athletic schedules as well...no promises, but we are hopeful we can pull this off in the near future.
Community Bulletin Board: principal’s notes were getting too flooded with multiple announcements, many of which were not directly school related. All community events to share with families are now on the community bulletin board, linked to the homepage.
Coming soon: an updated Falmouth Public Schools Facebook Page. Geoff will be engaging students in all schools to assist with posting upcoming events, pictures, learning activities, student work, etc! Look for updated posts by the end of October, early November.
Finally, we have decided to give Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg some competition and will be making a monthly book recommendation: October’s suggested read is Mindset, by Carol Dweck. We value your feedback and strong support of our efforts to inspire the unique potential in your child. Please continue to communicate with us on how we can best achieve this goal.
Lucy Tucker Geoff Bruno
School Board Chair Superintendent of Schools