Principal's Corner

  • Dear Talbot Hill Families,

    What a fabulous start to the school year it has been! Despite some tricky logistics pertaining to our closed parking lot, our year is off and running successfully and our bright and delightful students have made all of the extra planning entirely worth it!  Talbot Hill really does have the most fabulous students around!

    It was wonderful to see so many of you at our “Back to School Night” on September 27th. We appreciate those of you who were able to come meet your child’s teacher and hear about this year’s curriculum.

    It’s hard to believe, but the first week of October marks the mid-term of this trimester. If  you have questions about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to reach out and discuss this with your child’s teacher. Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming in November and it is important that the lines of  communication are open.  Continued involvement in your child’s education is crucial for their success.

    October is a busy month for our MicroSociety Program. Students continue to learn about the government, economics, and the voting process. Our student government elections begin with student voter registration and move into our primary and general elections. This allows students first hand to participate and learn about their role as a citizen in our community. This is also reflective of our democratic process, especially with our state and national elections. This month they will also be learning about their MicroSociety jobs, and those interested in being Managers have been trained.

    Before and After School Safety Reminders:

    It is important to remember that there is no supervision for students before 8:35 am. Please do  not drop off your children before that time. When visiting our school, we ask that you remember to stop in the office, sign in and get a visitor’s badge.  All visitors who do not have a badge on will be asked to return to the office to sign in.

    The end of our school day can be very busy for our office staff.  We ask that you make any calls regarding changes to your student’s end of day plans (e.g. picking up your child rather than having them ride the bus) well before 3:00 p.m.  This will ensure that we are able to get the messages to your child prior to dismissal. 

    As we continue to refine our new arrival and dismissal process, we want to thank you for your support in ensuring the safety of our students.  We could not do this without your support.