School has been in session well over a month and we’ve had a very busy start to our school year! Many students have already been administered both the ATI/Galileo Benchmark and DIBELS tests. Teachers have also provided effective and engaging instruction in the classroom and we recently just held our first of two, Parent/Teacher Conferences of the year. The turn out was exceptional as was our Meet Your Teacher/Curriculum Nights in July. Thank you for putting your child’s education on the top of your priority list. Attending this important event gives parents the opportunity to meet with their student’s teacher and to focus on, and discuss academic performance. We are so pleased that many of you were able to attend. I would also like to thank all of the Riggs families who donated to the Chandler Education Foundation’s 100% Awareness Campaign in August. Your generous donations ensure that creative and innovative opportunities continue not only at Riggs but district wide. Throughout the years, our teachers have been the fortunate recipients of many CEF grants providing them with additional educational items for their classrooms. Riggs Elementary has also received school wide grants for activities such as a character assembly from the foundation as well.
As you can see by the calendar below, we have a very busy schedule ahead of us. Our PTO has many activities planned throughout the school year and we hope that you will take the opportunity to join us in some if not all of the events that will take place. Your support of and participation in our school will not only have a tremendous impact on your child, but will also contribute greatly to the positive climate and partnership we are especially proud of at Riggs. As the newness of this school year fades, our dedication and desire to provide your child the best educational experience continues to intensify. We look forward to continuing to make Riggs Elementary a place where your child(ren) can succeed and we thank you for your involvement and assistance.
At the end of this month Fall Intersession will be upon us. What ever your family plans may be, I hope that you enjoy some quality family and friend time. Be safe in your travels and we will resume again in October refreshed and ready for another amazing quarter.
Janis K. Weyenberg ~ Principal