Welcome to the last quarter of the 2017-2018 school year! I am still shocked at how quickly we are moving through this school year. It seems like just yesterday we were unpacking our boxes and getting settled into our new building.
It has been an absolute joy watching our new little elementary community develop this year. It feels great to finally have our 1st-6th grade students in one building. We have loved everything about our new building. We all finally feel settled, and it has been great to watch all the hard work the students and teachers have all been doing this year! I love going into classrooms to watch all the wonderful learning that is going on. Each classroom has its own personality, and each classroom is achieving great things!
Our playground project and problem solvers projects have also been making great progress. Our playground committee has been working with IAD design, a company that one of our very own Davinci parents run. Together, they have been getting plans finalized for what our new playground will look like. The kids have had amazing ideas and it is great to see them coming together into a real life design. We are hoping for building to begin this summer! Our problem solvers project is also kicking into full gear. Our students are now working with several community partners and now solving problems that are important to the students. Some projects that have been started are: raising funds and items for a dog who needs surgery, a fundraising competition for brain cancer as well as making their own coloring books for busy bags for kids who are going through cancer treatments, advertising videos for Lucky slice, and many more wonderful projects! The students will be show casing their projects in our Problem Solvers fair at the end of the year.
I love seeing these kids learn not only the academics, but also watching them recognize that they can have a positive impact in the world, even if they are "just a kid." There is so much more to reading and writing when it has a purpose!
Enjoy the beautiful weather and our amazing mountain surroundings as we enter into spring!