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Superintendent's February Newsletter
Superintendent's February Newsletter
Cromwell Public Schools

February 1, 2018

 

Dear Cromwell Community,

 

We are looking forward to continuing a successful second half of the school year and remain committed to supporting the teaching and learning needs of your child.  As I shared at the beginning of the school year, our 2017-2018 Strategic Framework outlines the goals and initiatives for the district that support five key competencies.  The competencies include, Supporting Systematic Practices, Learning Practices, Assessment Practices, Instructional Practices, Climate and Culture.

 

As we move to the midway point of the school year, I have taken time to review the framework with the staff at each of the schools to gather feedback on how we are doing with supporting the members of our school community and holding myself accountable to the vision.  To that end, I encourage you to visit our website where you will find our 2017-18 Strategic Framework, and provide me with feedback from your perspective on how we are progressing towards meeting the vision.

 

2018-2019 Budget Process

 

Budget work is well underway which has included a thorough review of existing structures and offerings to ensure we are providing exemplary academic opportunities for the children of Cromwell.  At our Board of Education meetings, we have outlined the various programs and initiatives we believe necessary to support the students and staff of the Cromwell schools and promote student achievement.  Our budget reflects a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment particularly for our K-8 students.  At the high school, we have focused on increased opportunities for all students that include expanding AP offerings, Career & College Pathways, certification programs and sequencing of our science and math courses.  In addition to presenting a vision that adequately supports our school district, we also understand our obligation to present a budget that is fiscally responsible to the citizens of Cromwell and we will balance the needs of our students with that understanding.

 

Family Math Night

 

Please join us on the evening of February 1st for our K-5 Family Math Night where parents and students can enjoy hands-on games and activities that support our Bridges Math curriculum.  We will have student work on display as well as provide you with many school-to-home resources ranging from math facts to vocabulary to key mathematical concepts that can be reinforced at home and over the summer.

 

Special Events

 

On March 15 – 17, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. and on March 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. the Cromwell High School Drama Club will present the musical Legally Blonde.  The tickets for the production are $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968¤t_client=02000069123114893   Senior citizen passes are available at the Cromwell Board of Education offices, or the Cromwell Human Services office.  This will be an incredible production and we hope that you can join us!  For more information, please call 860-632-4841 ext 14813.

 

Winter Sports

 

Our winter sports season is well underway with games at our high school and middle school.  The winter sports teams at CHS include Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Indoor Track, Hockey, Cheerleading and Wrestling. I encourage you to come out and support our student athletes as they continue to be great representatives of our district and community.  Adult tickets are $5.00 and Senior tickets are $3.00.  We also provide a Senior Pass (65 and over) from any one of our school offices or the Central Office that will entitle you to free admission to any school-sponsored event.

 

As always, if you have questions regarding any of the information contained in this month’s letter please contact me at jmaloney@cromwell.k12.ct.us.

 

Sincerely,

 

John T. Maloney Jr.

Superintendent of Schools