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 …

Work as a Team!

The first piece of the Full Value Agreement is to “Work as a Team”. While we’ve always done this at the classroom level, we look forward to stretching this, to have students understand that it’s not just those in our classroom that we treat as team members, but everyone in our school–adults and children alike! As a school, our goal …

CAB Teams with Camp Daggett!

 Many of us feel our school culture and “family feel” area strength of our school, but there’s always room for improvement! Ultimately, we want every student to feel safe and welcome in our building, and to feel that when problems arise, they have tools to use to solve them. Learning to communicate effectively is a big goal of ours for …

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Is this year really over?

It’s hardly believable that this year is already finished, but it must be! The hallways are quiet, and there isn’t anyone for me to say “Good Morning!” to! I wanted to first, thank everyone for making this year a good one! Your dedication to our students, staff, and school is greatly appreciated. Parents and students make our dream possible! I’d …

The Reality of Hosting an Exchange Student

In the beginning of September, my family wasn’t just getting ready for a new school year, we were getting ready to welcome a new family member into our home. Clara from Denmark was on her way, and unlike our last exchange student, Clara would be staying all year, rather than for half the year. It was pure excitement when she …