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Dear Animas Valley Community,

This year your child will have to opportunity to attend a “challenge group” in both Language Arts and Math for forty minutes a day.  Challenge groups are thoughtfully, collaboratively designed by teachers to meet your child where he or she is, to help them set and attain personalized learning goals, form a plan, and attend to rigorous tasks.  Please ask your child about challenge time, and what his or her goals are. 

Conversations about school are an important piece of supporting your child’s education.  Some great after-school questions are:

  •          What’s the coolest thing that happened? What wasn’t so cool?
  •          Pretend you’re the teacher. How would you describe the day?
  •          What made you laugh?
  •         What was the most creative thing you did?
  •         How were you kind or helpful today? Was anyone kind or helpful to you?

As we continue the school year, please visit our website often as we update it regularly. In addition, we also send out our Husky Howler via email every Monday. If you are not receiving the Howler, please add or confirm your email in the office so that you can stay up to date with all the events and news at Animas Valley!

I am honored and excited to be part of your student’s life and am confident that students at Animas Valley will be challenged, supported, and encouraged to reach new levels of learning and growth this year. Thank you for entrusting your children to us and please join me in another amazing fall!

See you soon!

Michol Brammer