Principal’s Letter

Letter from the Principal:

Dear Camelview Community,

Welcome to 2018!  I hope that your two-week break has left you rested, refreshed, and full of happy memories of time spent with family and friends. The first semester seemed to fly by, and we are now ready to begin our third quarter of Extraordinary Learning for All.

In late December, we finished our mid-year MAP testing.  These middle-of-the-year assessments measure each student’s growth in mastering his or her grade level standards, in reading and mathematics.  Camelview’s outstanding staff has analyzed the resulting scores on MAP tests and will be providing targeted instruction for your child based on his or her needs.  This includes not only a continued focus on additional standards which have not been presented, in both math and reading, but also on differentiating instruction.  What that means is that teachers will help students gain the skills that they need, practice to strengthen those skills, and provide either support or enrichment depending on what students know and are able to do. Teachers will continue to provide extra support during WIN time (which stands for “What I Need) so students can reach mastery by the time they take AzMerit or the end-of-year MAP test.

Our application for the A+ award has been completed and will be submitted to the Arizona Education Foundation during the third quarter.  The A+ Award is the highest award that a school can receive in the state of Arizona, and we hope to hear by the end of February if we have been tapped to continue to the next level of the application process.

On a personal note, I am enjoying serving as the interim principal while Mrs. O’Brien is out on maternity leave until early March.  Her beautiful baby was born in mid-November, and the happy parents are so happy with their new bundle of joy. While Mrs. O’Brien is out, we at Camelview are lucky to have Mrs. Debra Poulson supporting the staff and students as the interim assistant principal. I’m also grateful to our excellent PTO and site council for supporting students, teachers, and families in so many ways, including our restaurant nights, the Jingle Jog, and many other volunteer and advisory activities here at school.  I am very excited and hopeful for the new year, the new semester, and the new experiences that our students will continue to enjoy as Camelview Cubs! Happy New Year, everyone!

Warm Regards,

Rose Devine

Interim Principal

rdevine@madisoned.org