Alta Mesa Campus News

Seniors tutoring 1st grade 003Continuous School Improvement: 

Our team consistently reviews, develops, and refines LFPA Alta Mesa’s school improvement goals. We are always thriving to prepare every student to be college and career ready. Our school improvement plan is aimed at measurable goals that will help raise student achievement. We have implemented several strategies for students that will help to attain these goals for our students and our school.

It is a requirement for every student to create a SMART goal. Every student will have one personalized academic goal that will be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. We ask that parents take time to discuss the goal their child creates, and make SMART goals a regular part of discussion in your household. Ask your student the following questions:

How did you identify your goal?

How are you tracking your goal?

How will you know when you have achieved your goal?

Where are you currently at in reaching your goal?

Are you keeping up with your action plan?

A second strategy is introducing students to the Recall note taking method. Recall notes are similar to Cornell notes, but easier for school aged children. We have found that most of our students don’t understand the purpose of note taking nor do they understand how to properly study notes. We utilize Recall Notes school-wide. Every student in every grade will use only Recall Notes for any type of note taking. Information describing Recall Notes along with a sample note page is sent home with every student. This will help parents in assisting students with studying at home.

Parental assistance plays a huge role in student success. Thank you for your on going support as we create new and innovative ways to help our students achieve success.

We are consistently looking for and finding new ways to strive for academic excellence among our students. If you have any questions about our school improvement efforts or the strategies feel free to call me at 480-807-1100.

Nikki Triggs, Principal

 

 

Taking part in our “Reach-Out Volunteer Program” LFPA elementary students visited the Citadel Nursing Home on two occasions r as part of their involvement in the community volunteer program.

Pics Alta Mesa 016 Kindergarten and 1st grade students  visit the Citadel Nursing Home to teach the dance moves they’ve learned to the residents.

Third grade students visit the Citadel Nursing Home in their costumes for trick or treating with the residents.

 

Student’s Entered Poems for LFPA Alta Mesa Anti-Bullying Program.

To view some of the student’s poems click on the poems below this letter.

LFPA has committed to each student’s success by creating an atmosphere where students can learn in a safe environment that is free of discrimination, violence and bullying. There is no excuse to tolerate or accept poor behavior.

Our school has an on-going anti-bullying program and school staff work daily on setting the stage for students to have meaningful involvement and take pledges to be bully free; as well as building lessons on character and anti-bullying into our current curriculum.

Parents and students have an equally important role to play in helping to prevent bullying at our school. Parents are the first and most important contribution in teaching children the importance of respect for others and valuing integrity. We ask that each parent take the time to address the issue of bullying with your child at home and the lifetime negative impact that can result from being a victim of bullying.

Bullying will not be tolerated from LFPA students in any form. Students found guilty of bullying will have firm consequences that could result in expulsion.

Thank you for helping us keep LFPA a safe “home” away from home for our students and their families!

Kind Regards,

Ms. Triggs, Alta Mesa Director

Anti Bully Poem 1 (17183) Anti-Bully Poem 2 (25730) Anti-Bully Poem 3 (14679) Anti-Bully Poem 4 (20870)

 

 

Welcome LFPA Knights, August 3, 2017Knights logo Sm

It is my pleasure to welcome families to another great school year at LFPA. Our entire staff is so excited to have our classrooms and hallways filled with the positive energy and enthusiasm of our students. In order to strive to meet our vision it is our duty to make every student feel welcomed, valued, and connected to our LFPA community. Additionally, we will aim to challenge your child by setting high expectations that promote personal and academic growth. This will ensure your child is prepared to meet the increasing demands of college and career readiness. At LFPA we have dedicated teachers that spend hours planning learning activities that engage our students in higher level thinking and learning. Our teachers exercise research based best practices, and understand the unique learning needs of each student.

We ask that parents, students, teachers, and administrators work together this year as a unified family to support our efforts to ensure the safety and well being of all of our students. As parents, you play an integral role as part of the responsibility that will effect your child’s success in school. Your efforts to support our school policies and procedures, and support your child’s academic work will help your child achieve both academic and personal success, and provide your child a positive outlook on school. Please be sure to download the Dojo app and check the school and class stories frequently. Get to know your child’s teacher and stay updated on class and school events. I would also like to encourage you to get involved in our school improvement efforts throughout the year and join us at quarterly school improvement meetings. We are thrilled with the additions for this year that include of our new reading library, before and aftercare room, and indoor P.E. room.

I am extremely excited to share this school year with you and your child. Please take a moment to stop by the office and introduce your self, or just say hi! I can’t emphasize enough that building a strong partnership between home and school is so important and pivotal to your child’s educational journey.

Thank you for choosing and entrusting LFPA as we embark on a wonderful year full of academic adventures!

Educationally yours,

Nikki Triggs-Valle

Alta Mesa Principal

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