Friday, October 1, 2010

Roaring News

Hello Baldwin Community!

We had an amazing morning today at the Principal-Parent Coffee Hour and at the Volunteer Training Session. Ms. Kane and I had about 50 parents join us for the coffee hour this morning. The discussions this morning ranged from construction updates, drop-off and pick-up procedures, Safety at the Crosswalks, Spanish as a Second Language, the School's Budget and so much more. There were some great ideas and suggestions made this morning and Ms. Kane and I will certainly be reviewing these. Based on today's discussions, you should be expecting a short survey regarding the implementation of Spanish as a Second Language for all of our Baldwin Bobcats. A parent volunteered to help us create the survey so that will be coming your way very soon. I want to personally thank all of the parents that were able to join us this morning. This type of community gathering is very important as we continue to develop our school climate and build the "heart" of the school. We hope to hold a Principal-Parent Coffee Hour once a month, so stay tuned for the next coffee hour.

The Volunteer Training Session was held right after the coffee hour and most of the parents stayed for this too. Baldwin cannot run efficiently and effectively without our parent volunteers so it was important for us to review the Baldwin volunteer guidelines. The volunteers that were present at the training all completed a Confidentiality Form, which is very important for the success of our volunteer program. If you did not attend the volunteer training today, you will be asked to complete a confidentiality form the next time you are volunteering at Baldwin. You will find the short volunteer packet and confidentiality form in the Volunteer Workroom.

Thank you for helping us make Baldwin a Great Place to Learn!

Roaring with Pride,