An International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School
Welcome students and families! 2021-2022 will be a year of collaboration at Thomas Kelly. Our goal is to create a warm, welcoming environment where everyone is included at our school. Our theme this year is Thomas Kelly: Stronger Together.
The staff and I are honored to be back together to meet the needs of students and families.
For those of you who are new to the International Baccalaureate system, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) schools around the world ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant through thematic units of inquiry. Our staff spends countless hours to make certain that we are living up to the PYP standards, as well as the Common Core State Standards. It is just one way that our amazing staff shows their commitment to our students.
Please mark your calendar for Back to School Night on August 19th from 6:00-7:30. You will have an opportunity to meet the teachers, see the grade level standards for your child, view the textbooks, and hear about the special activities that will be occurring during the year. It is an important evening for our staff to be able to communicate with you so we hope that you will join us.
We have a blend of last year's Thomas Kelly staff and new faces who are very excited to be joining the teaching and support staff. We have some new staff members that we will be introducing in our next newsletter This year we will be adding in Instructional Assistants to support each class Transitional Kindergarten through Second grade. There will be an Instructional Assistant per grade level to support Third through Fifth grade as well
Please join us at the daily morning walk on the upper grade playground in the morning starting at 8:30. Students will also line up in this area at 8:40. Breakfast begins at 8:20 in the MP Room. Please do not have students arrive at school prior to 8:20; we do not have supervision prior to that time.
This will be a year for Thomas Kelly Eagles to soar, but it can only happen with everyone working together.
We hope that you will engage with us to make this the best year for each student at Thomas Kelly. Please join us for school and PTA events. Volunteer if you have the time. Come to Mugs and Muffins to learn about
school and district initiatives. Just like we believe every student belongs at Thomas Kelly; we believe every parent and family does too! We know that you are your child's first teacher, and we want to work together to make certain that every student succeeds at Thomas Kelly.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 10 from 11:00 to 11:30 for a Popsicle Meet and Greet with your child's teacher. The first day of school is Thursday, August 12th. School starts at 8:40 and ends at 1:50 on August 12th because it's a Thursday Collaboration Day. Our regular school hours will be in effect for Friday with school dismissal at 3:10.
Josh CostaPrincipal(916) 867-2041