Last Day will be a Full Day!

Good Morning, and Happy Spring to Everyone! I think it’s finally here to stay! As we watch the grass turn green, and get eager to put our vegetable plants and flowers in the ground, the temperatures continue to warm, and everyone gets excited to not be shoveling snow! We need to make one last calendar change, due to excessive snow …

Enrollment is our Key to Programs

In a charter school, there is no extra millage funding for operational expenses, or new technology or security. Every year, I find at least one family who didn’t realize that. Our enrollment is key because 90% of our annual budget is in our per-pupil funding from the state. In the last six years since I’ve taken this position, there have …

6-8th Graders Are Going to Camp Daggett!

Because of our work with Camp Daggett this year in implementing the Full Value Agreement (FVA), we have an awesome opportunity to take our 6, 7, and 8th graders out to Camp Daggett for an overnight trip! Some of our staff will be working with Camp Daggett staff to take our students through the Ropes Course, and have them participate …

When One Goal is Met, Plan for Another!

I have received so many positive comments on the parking lot expansion this year, and it has been so good to have that portion of the parking lot plans finished! I am also looking forward to this spring when the outside parking lot lights will be installed! Our goal is to have those completed by the time of our Spring …

Small Class Sizes are Boosting Enrollment!

We have recently seen an influx in enrollment, which is great! We have 9 new families, and 13 new students in the last few weeks, in all ages of students. The answer all of them were looking for: small class sizes, and the fine arts! Small class sizes offer so many advantages to students, including safety, more individual attention, and …

We Are Thankful for You!

In a small charter school, everyone has to work together to make everything happen, and we have been so fortunate to have so many parents involved this year in so many things! Thank you for all of your help! I will often have parents say to me, “Just let me know what you need done, and I’m happy to help …

CAB Students Adopt a Troop

Each year, Concord students are encouraged to find a service opportunity to help others in need. Part of our Concord Creed for the months of November and December are unselfishness and generosity. We look for opportunities to practice these character traits, both to recognize them in others, and find them in ourselves. Earlier this year, CAB Elementary students chose to …

The Spirit of Generosity!

The holidays are always a reflective time, and at Concord, December is the month we focus on Generosity for our character education. ‘Tis the season of giving–of our time, our thoughts, and in some cases, of gifts. We are grateful that our students and our families have been so generous and giving this year with our service projects! Each year, …

A Topic for Discussion: New 3rd Grade Reading Expectations

The law states that each child should be reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. The law also requires that schools assess and monitor all K-3 students frequently and plan interventions if needed to ensure that this happens. If a student is not reading at grade level at that time, the law states that they may need …