School-wide Campaign will Fund New Math Curriculum

At the end of last school year, the PPLC (Professional Personnel Leadership Committee) thKY28DRVM

determined that the biggest need at Sayre School was a new math curriculum for the upper grades.

The PPLC is a committee of teachers at a school that discusses curriculum and instructional challenges and needs and then reports these to the LSC and the school community.

“Currently the upper grade math teachers are pulling together different materials and resources to ensure their instruction is aligned with the Common Core Standards.  However, an updated classroom curriculum would allow teachers to focus solely on the content as opposed to splitting planning time with trying to locate appropriate instructional resources,” shared Ms. Pelc, Kindergarten teacher and member of the PPLC.

It would also “…better prepare our students for the challenging high school text books,” says Ms. Jordan-8th grade teacher.

The ongoing Spare Change campaign, will be one of many efforts made by the school community to fund raise for the new curriculum.  The estimated cost is approximately $10,000.  If you have a fundraising idea, a donor contact, or deep pockets, please email the FFO about contributing to this fundraising effort.

Otherwise, please share your loose change!

Sayre Civic Spooktacular! Friday, Oct 28th

GhostGet in the spooky spirit at Sayre’s Spooktacular party!  Don’t miss the Great Pumpkin (movie at 6PM) or the costume contest (6:30pm) or the music, photobooth and fun afterwards!

Kids and adults can practice their voting skills at our Mock Election.

$5/person, max $15/family  Proceed will fund Teacher Appreciation in the spring.

Packet-stuffing help needed

Here’s your chance to introduce yourself to our new principal and help our school year start off on the right foot!

Student packets that are picked up at the Ice Cream Social have lots of important info for kids and families.

Please check your calendars for:

August 22 – M
August 24 – W
August 26 – F
August 30 – T

between 8AM-3PM for any amount of time you can stop in to help create these packets.

No amount of time is too small!
No need to sign up, just come in!

A Message from New Sayre Principal Folasade Adekunle

13754333_123728811395678_8613075101891610156_nFollowing last Tuesday’s community forum, the Sayre LSC and Principal Selection Committee met on Thursady July 14 to vote on a candidate and make an offer. Candidate Folasade Adekunle was offered the position and she accepted, her statement is below (in english and spanish):

Dear Sayre Families, teachers, and community,
It is with great pride and excitement that I formally accept your invitation to serve as Principal of Sayre Language Academy. I am deeply honored by the vote of confidence and trust that this will be a fruitful partnership. I look forward to working with each of you as we join together to make good on the vision of Sayre. I anticipate a year of collaboration, communication, learning and growth for the entire Sayre community. Here’s to new beginnings and new chapters Sayre Strong!
Go Bulldogs!
Ms. Adekunle

Querida Familia de Sayre, Maestros y Comunidad;
Es con un gran orgullo y alegria que formalmente acepto la invitaciòn para servirles Como la nueva principal de Sayre. Estoy totalmente honrada y creo de todo corazòn que esto serà una relaciòn fructuosa. Estoy loca por trabajar con cada uno de ustedes para hacer una mejor visiòn en nuestra escuela. Estoy segura de que tendremos un año sumamente collaborativo, de mucha comunicaciòn, aprendizaje y crecimiento. Un brindis por el Los nuevos comienzos y càpitulos! Arriba Bulldogs! Ms. Adekunle