Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Carnival is Coming

Enjoy the long weekend and thank you to to the secondary parents that came to parent-teacher conferences this week.

Parking Lot Concerns:
The Bishop's Storehouse, old Cannery and LDS Job Services is private property and NOT a parking lot for OPA parents or students. Do not park or drive through the LDS parking lot, it is a place of business and they have clients that require the lot.

OPAPO Carnival: Friday the 29th is CARNIVAL! Carnival starts at 4 and ends at 7. 

Responsibility Centered Discipline:
At this time of year as students start to lose the excitement of being back in school and school work is becoming a regular part of the daily routine, I start to get a lot of calls about student "discomfort."
I am including a link to a great article from Love and Logic called; "What To Do When Your Child Says My Teacher Is Mean." Educators are patient, caring, and fair; however they are often expectant of good behavior, hard work and have the ability to push students to a better understanding of content than the student thought they were capable.

Expecting the best from students is not mean, it is teaching. Learning new information, applying old thinking or learning to work with other students can be hard, but it is not mean to expect that our students can do it.

The Mission of the Ogden Preparatory Academy Charter School is to provide a challenging curriculum where academic excellence, character development, and individual growth are nurtured in a safe and happy environment that involves the active participation of students, teachers, parents and community members.

Ogden Preparatory Academy’s vision is to create a positive, nurturing environment for students to grow and learn as they develop the skills necessary to become tomorrow’s leaders. Through high academic expectations and experiences, bilingual exposure, leadership roles and commitment to community, OPA’s students will gain confidence and a sense of self-worth that will prepare them to face the challenges in a competitive world.

Please read this great article and enjoy your long weekend. We will see you next week for school and the OPAPO Carnival!

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