School News & Announcements
A Message from the Principal
I want to thank everyone for your generosity and support this year. A few short weeks ago, we as a school, were hit very hard with staffing cuts. Although we will still be losing some of our beloved colleagues, due to the amazing work of many of you we are in a much better position than I could ever dream of for the coming year. We will be able to offer full time PE, Music, and Library. Our last two fundraisers have put us in the amazing position where we are working on a solution that will enable us to fund our final two priorities of reducing class size and having a full time garden program. All of this is truly wonderful news.
I know that people are very eagerly awaiting news of which teachers will be at each of the grade levels. Here are the placements:
Kindergarten: Adamski, Chin, Hurner, and Siri
First Grade: Bielman, Brown, and Tabor
Second Grade: Beutler, Gerlach, and Lannigan
Third Grade: Kurtz, Perkins, and Springgate
Fourth Grade: Appollo, Arthurs, and Hutchison
Fifth Grade: Hartmann, Kane, and Wolf
As I mentioned, we are very close to a solution that will allow us to add another classroom teacher along with a full time garden program. If you recall, with only three 2nd grade classrooms the class sizes will be at 31-32. The addition of a classroom teacher will allow us to reduce that significantly.
At this point we need some help. If you know someone that is planning to come to Abernethy, please ask them to come in to register. If you are not planning to be back next year, please make sure we know of those plans as well. This will allow us to make the best possible decisions for the coming year. We are also only at 69 kindergarteners for next year’s class. We really need to be at about 80 to ensure we can hold all four kindergarten teachers for the coming year. I know that there are neighbors and friends that still have not registered. Please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. Thank you again for all your support. We will have an amazing program for the coming year.
SPIRIT DAY INFORMATION
May 29 – Abernethy day (wear something to represent Abernethy – SKG t-shirt, tech trek, basketball…or make your own)