PAML Family Update – February 2, 2023

Dear PAML Families, Thank you for supporting our professional development day this Friday.  We are continuing to take steps forward as a district in our update of our proficiency based scoring and reporting system.  I am so proud of the way our PAML teachers have embraced this work.  We have completed our work creating learning scales for each of our priority standards.  The work …

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PAML Family Update – January 26, 2023

Dear PAML Families, We are all so thrilled that we were able to head out on our winter activity excursions this morning despite the weather.  Our second activity day was another major success!  I want to make sure I recognize all of our amazing school adults who make these days happen.  Every single adult in our building has an important role to play from …

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PAML Family Update – January 19, 2023

Dear PAML Families, Thank you so much for supporting our professional development day for teachers on Monday.  We have come a long way in our re-design of our proficiency based learning system during these days.  This Monday our teachers all completed the development of learning scales aligned to each of the priority standards identified as part of their curriculum.   Math teachers continued their learning …

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PAML Family Update – January 12, 2023

Dear PAML Families, I am so thrilled to share that we had an absolutely wonderful experience with all of our activities outside of the building today.  Thank you so much for all of your help making sure your students had what they needed to participate.  The activities today promoted connections between students and adults outside of typical grade level configurations.  We are going to …

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PAML Family Update – January 5, 2023

Dear PAML Families, I am happy to report that it has been a very smooth start to 2023 here at PAML.  Our students have gotten back to their routines and the positive trajectory that we began before break has continued upon our return.  The big news of this week is our preparation for our winter activity programming that we’ll be kicking off next week.  …

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PAML Family Update – December 22, 2022

Dear PAML Families, It has been a tremendous week of activities here at PAML.  On Tuesday alone there was  a musical (which was fantastic!), 2 basketball games, a cross country ski race, and a family advisory committee meeting.  This week we are also hosting a door decorating contest, an all school community meeting, and a school-wide movie celebration to finish off the week.    There …

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PAML Family Update – December 15, 2022

Dear PAML Families, We are right in the middle of a very exciting and busy two weeks here at PAML.  It was so wonderful to see so many students performing in our winter concert on Tuesday night, and I’m so excited to see our performance of Suessical on Monday and Tuesday next week.  We have an all school community meeting scheduled for Friday this …

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PAML Family Update – December 8, 2022

Dear PAML Families, I’d like to start this week by highlighting a classic activity that kicked off in our building this week.  The “Stock Market Game”  is a memorable and engaging activity that 8th graders participate in to support their learning in the standard: Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society  There is something about an activity that involves …

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PAML Family Update – December 1, 2022

Dear PAML Families, I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break.  As we return from our break we return to a brand new trimester, which offers a convenient opportunity to reset and recommit to some procedures at school.  In our quest to consistently grow as a school building we recently identified our school climate and more specifically student behavior as an area …

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PAML Family Update – November 17, 2022

Dear PAML Families, I’d like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving break.  This first multi-day break of the school year is significant for everyone.  I hope this break provides all of our families with an opportunity to rest, relax and rejuvenate.  Our Thanksgiving break also marks the end of the first trimester of the school year.  Upon return from our break we’ll be working …

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