Dear CICS West Belden Families,
I hope everyone has been staying warm over the past few weeks with the subzero temperatures. As you may have noticed, we have jumped right back into our school routines since returning from winter break and our students and teachers have been focused on their academic learning goals.
The winter NWEA testing session is just about ending and we are very proud of our students and how hard they are working to reach their academic goals and their teacher’s expectations in the classroom. Our NWEA goals have been set at 130% growth targets from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014. These growth targets are set to align with the vision of CICS and to prepare our students for high school and college. The vision of CICS is to operate the highest performing school to serve your children, eradicating the achievement gap and providing our graduates with the academic and psychosocial skills required to be successful in a selective 4-year college or university.
Our teachers will continue to work every day to meet the needs of every student in our school. We have been targeting and differentiating our instruction to ensure that every student is receiving the attention and support that they need to meet their academic goals. Our students have been wonderful in this process and they are so focused on being the best students they can be.
In addition to our academic goals, we have been working hard to make CICS West Belden a very positive and fun environment for our students. Our after school clubs and athletic programs are thriving and our student engagement is something we are very proud of.
Thank you for your trust and support as we work with your students to reach their goals. I am looking forward to a very strong second half of the school year!
Director, CICS West Belden
February 6: Books for Breakfast event
February 12: 11:30 a.m. dismissal
February 14: Dress Down Day- Wear Red for $2
February 17: No school
February 28: Dress Down Day- Wear Yellow for $2
Staff of the Month: Ms. Pollack, First Grade Teacher
Ms. Pollack is such an important part of the West Belden family. She has dedicated over 12 years to our school and she works hard every year to make sure her first graders are prepared for success. She continues to see amazing results year after year. We are lucky to have Ms. Pollack and we thank her for her dedication and commitment to CICS West Belden.
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