Principal Message

Marianne Rupprecht, Principal of Carter Lake

Happy December to our Carter Lake families,

Join us Dec 7 to walk in the City of Lakewood Parade of Lights! Saturday, Dec 7. We will assemble at Park Lodge Elementary at 3pm (parade begins at 4pm). Ugly sweater is the theme! This is a fun way for us to get together in the community – bundle up with hats and mittens! The Tree Lighting is at 6pm if you are interested in staying for that portion of the event.

STEM Family Night was a great success thanks to all of you. We had 220 students turn in a passport, 521 family members sign in, and over 100 feedback surveys completed! Thank you PTO for supporting the event by having pizza combo dinners available for sale. We are already busy planning ahead for our literacy night in the spring so that activities are spread out and families are not feeling so rushed. If you are interested in helping plan our family event nights, please let me know directly. We would love to have your input and expertise!

Look for report cards to be carried home on Dec 6. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself.

We are turning our focus to attendance in many of our conversations around the school. Tardies and attendance continue to be a struggle for many of our students and families. Conferences are being organized for many families during the 1st week in December. We will be reviewing the attendance policy, drafting an action plan and signing an attendance contract at the meeting. My counselor, myself and/or the dean will be attending those meetings with you. We are happy to support in any way we are able. Students on our chronic tardy list will be invited to participate in an incentive program to help encourage them to arrive on time. We will also be awarding students with Perfect Attendance certificates on a monthly basis. We are hoping this creates some friendly and fun competition and encourages attendance in a proactive and positive way. On time, every day – attendance counts!

Thanks again families for your wonderful support of what we are striving to do here at Carter Lake this year!
Principal Rupprecht

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