“B.R.A.V.I. N.G. the Wilderness!”
Welcome to Robert Frost Elementary School, a Nationally-recognized Blue-Ribbon School! I am honored to be the leader of a community of parents, students and teachers who are continually collaborating and reflecting on best practices to meet the individual needs of every learner in grades Pre-K through 5 whether they are in school or remote.
Our 2020-2021 School Theme, “B.R.A.V.I.N.G. the Wilderness,” will focus on recognizing and reinforcing expected behaviors while teaching our students about various social issues through age-appropriate monthly read-alouds presented by me. We will focus on Boundaries, Reliability, Accountability, Confidentiality, Integrity, being Non-judgmental and Generosity. Our “weekly winners” will be nominated by their teachers for doing their best to exhibit these behaviors while learning in-person and remotely. Weekly winners will be announced on the Friday Broadcast. They will meet with me via ZOOM at 1:30 on that day for lunch or a snack! They will have their picture taken and it will be highlighted on the Frost School and/or District Websites. All the weekly winners will be put into a monthly drawing. At the end of the month, one lucky student and one lucky teacher will be chosen from the weekly winners that month 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 these unprecedented times, our courtyard is certain to be used more than ever!
The PTA at Frost is integral to our success. 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. Although assemblies and large gatherings will not be permitted as we begin our year, please continue to support our PTA, as we are hopeful that we will be able to resume many of these events in the future.
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. Some of these clubs may take place virtually this year, but the experience will be just as fulfilling!
Frost School is a “Community that Fosters Grit,” staff and students alike. We have always persevered in whatever we do. This year especially, we will be facing many new challenges. Together, we will “BRAVE THE WILDERNESS” and overcome all obstacles!Loretta Payette, Frost Principal