Totoket Valley Elementary School
1388 Middletown Ave.
Northford, CT 06472
As we head into our holiday break with about half the year behind us, we hope that staff, students, and families can look back on the last 4 months feeling happy and encouraged about their experience thus far, and we hope they remain optimistic and encouraged about January and beyond. It remains our goal to include you all in making this a collaborative environment where children thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. As I reflect on the beginning of this year I have enjoyed our ROCKS assemblies and efforts to build students' social and emotional awareness and learning. I am also encouraged by the collective growth our students have shown on our i-Ready benchmarks and in the Connecticut Core Standards from September to now. I am proud of the climate in our building that is welcoming, collaborative, and involved. Lastly, I have been impressed with our student involvement in their school community through service projects, enrichment clubs, academic success, music/band efforts, arts projects, and in our Trotters Program. As we look to the coming months I look forward to continued efforts in these areas including our wellness fair, environmental fair, Invention Convention, Dream Team efforts, ROCKS assemblies, and Student Senate efforts. I also look forward to continued academic and social growth in the classrooms and as a collective school.
As we move forward we will continue to focus on the importance of the developmental needs of our 3-5 students and we will look to support academic and social growth as they transition to new grades or a new school in the spring. We continue to commit to our deep responsibility to foster a love for learning, a safe and positive school climate, and a co-learning community that recognizes the student academically, socially, and emotionally. If you have not done so, we encourage you to reach out to us in the coming weeks/months through PTO, school/family opportunities, and as any other need may arise. We remain here to support you and your child throughout the process.
I look forward to working with all of you and please stop by or reach out at any time, I am here to help and as always your feedback, suggestions, ideas, and concerns are important to me so that you and your child contine to feel as positive about this school as well do.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for an amazing 2018!
Carter Welch, Ed.D.