“What’s the Scoop?”
Welcome to Robert Frost Elementary School! I am so proud to be the leader of such a fabulous team of warm and nurturing educators! Frost is a PreK-5 elementary school with a proud community of students, educators, and parents. Named a National Blue-Ribbon School in 2010-2011, our staff is continually working hard to collaborate and reflect on the best practices to meet the individualized needs of every learner. We recently applied to become a “Future Ready School”, which is very exciting!
Our 2018-2019 School Theme, “What’s the Scoop?”, will focus on various aspects of good character from month to month. We will address Empathy, Integrity, Tolerance, Optimism, Courtesy, Perseverance, Inclusiveness, Self-Control, and Safety. Our “weekly winners” will be recognized on the Friday Broadcast and invited to eat lunch with me, accompanied by a friend. They will have their picture taken and it will be highlighted on the Frost School and/or District Websites. All the weekly tickets will be collected on Fridays and put into a monthly drawing. At the end of the month, one lucky student and one lucky teacher will be chosen from the bucket and will receive a prize!
Frost School offers unique opportunities for learning. Teachers can extend the students’ academic experiences by conducting their lessons in our courtyard. It not only gives the students an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature; but it also teaches them about the importance of preserving and protecting our environment for future generations. In addition to the courtyard, Frost School also offers the students an opportunity to practice and improve their ability to infuse technology into their learning. Our grant-funded technology, is a welcomed addition to the district-funded devices that enable teachers to further enhance classroom learning for the students. Whether it is a whole class activity, or a matter of using iPads for small-group instruction, these PTA-funded devices provide another means of meeting the needs of our Frost learners.
The PTA at Frost is integral to our success. We have a large parent volunteer program that serves many different purposes. Parents assist with students in classrooms as well as individually, work in the library, and volunteer during recess! The activities that are sponsored by the PTA have resulted in our ability to improve the overall experience our students have each day; both inside and outside of the classroom. They also offer teacher grants to support innovative ideas and bring wonderful cultural arts presentations into the school that once again, serve to extend learning beyond the doors of the classroom. They are continuously looking for ways to enhance instruction for our teachers and students.
Frost School is made up of dedicated staff members who treat each child as their own. Many of them serve as advisors to our extra-curricular clubs. In the upcoming school year, students may choose from activities such as Student Council, Gardening, Chorus, Safety Patrol, Video Newsmakers, Coding and Art Enrichment Clubs.
Frost School is a “Community of Inquisitive Learners”, staff and students alike. Together, we will collaborate and continue to ask, “What’s the Scoop?” to help us learn, have fun and be the best that we can be! Come visit us at Frost and you too will be embraced by our curiosity and passion for meeting the needs of all learners!Loretta Payette, Frost Principal