February 2023 Newsletter

February provides a wonderful opportunity for students, their families, and friends to celebrate the dramatic arts at the Guild of the Vale. Our talented students will perform a musical “We Are Monsters” on Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00 at the Guild of the Vale. All Academy students and their teachers will attend the dress rehearsal that afternoon. The professional version of that, offered in the evening, is a different experience. Please consider attending with your extended family. The evening production will be open to the general public. Tickets are free.

It is hard to believe that the 2022-23 school year is at the halfway point! In fact, the 100th day of school was January 23rd.Parents, if you are happy with your children’s progress, continue what you have been doing to support that progress. If you need a “tune-up”, follow the suggestions of your children’s teachers. They want your children to succeed. The best support you can provide to your children’s academic progress is to get them to school every day on time. Ensure they are present for morning interventions, after-school help, and every core subject. This includes active participation in the afternoon arts program which, research shows, has a positive impact on academic learning. Progress reports will be sent out the first week of February that will identify any areas where your children may still be struggling. If you have any questions when you receive these, please contact your children’s teachers.

Our annual registration is scheduled for March 10th. If you know anyone with a child that will be eligible for the 2023-24 kindergarten class, please spread the word about our upcoming registration. Equally important, parent-teacher conferences are March 6th through March 10th. Additional information contained in this newsletter serves as a valuable resource to keep you updated on your child’s school experience.

I want to thank everyone for your continued support of our students, teachers, and school as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning each and every day. There is no question about it – success at school starts at home. Families are the most significant influence in a child’s schooling. Families model both spoken and silent language in front of their students. One of the hallmarks of a great school is the partnership established between school and family in the best interest of the students – everyone working together to build skills and knowledge, develop a strong sense of self-worth, and reinforce values. Make an effort to participate in the Mesa Arts Academy Parent Organization (MAAPO). Thank you for your wonderful feedback in the survey. We promise to put this information to good use.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the MAA office.


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