I want to say a sincere thank you to all the parents who have found me to say hello in my new role as principal. This has been quite a week to join the Ludlow Taylor community and it has been a chance to see the joy this community embraces. Students came in with great pride this past week with their spirit gear and their costumes this past Friday. The Fall Festival was a great break from our regular routines and a chance to reconnect with friends and community. Thank you to the PTO for their organization of the pumpkin patch! If we couldn’t go to the pumpkin patch, it was brought to us!
In my short time, it has become very clear that this community values Ludlow Taylor and what we do for students. Our teachers are so dedicated to your children. Parents are asking for ways to do even more, and I have a big request: please consider helping the school by applying for your substitute teaching license or your instructional aide license. As you may or may not know, there is a shortage of these positions across the city. Many schools are struggling to fill these vital roles. Ludlow Taylor also needs consistent people in these roles who share our values. If you are looking for an important way to help the school, here is the information for instructional aides. Here is the information for substitute teachers. I want to thank you for considering helping Ludlow Taylor in this important way.
IMPORTANT – the LT absence email is not working at the moment. If your child will be absent, please email Ms. Brittney Thompson at email@example.com. If the absence is related to COVID exposure, please email Ms. Penelope Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Tuesday, November 2 is a non-instructional day for students and teachers
Friday, November 5th is a non-instructional day for professional development and records keeping for teachers
Provide Feedback on the Proposed DCPS Calendars:
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Join us November 16 at 5:30pm for the next installment of DCPS Parent University discussing our social emotional wellbeing and mental health RSVP at bit.ly/dcpsparentursvp
Parent listening sessions
I will begin a series of parent listening sessions on November 10, from 6-7 pm via Zoom. Your input and feedback is vital to our functioning as a community. These sessions are open and the format will be question and answer. The dates and topics will be:
November 10 – Parents New to School
November 17 – Parent’s Hopes and Dreams
December 1 – How does this new math work, anyway?
December 8 – How do I support my student with reading?
December 15 – How is our (the school’s) communication?
Zoom Link: Penelope Miller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 0971 4523
Thank you again for your support,