Dear Parents and Friends,
There are 24 days left to our school year which represents 13.3% of the school year (24/180 = 13.3%). That percentage, 13.3%, is an interesting number because it also represents the amount of time your child spends each YEAR in school. [There are 8,760 hours in a calendar year (365 days x 24 hours); a school year for a student with perfect attendance equals 1170 hours (180 days x 6.5 hours); 1170/8760=13.3%].
When you think about it, it is simply amazing what gets accomplished in 13.3% of the time we have with your children. The growth of skills, aptitudes and attitudes is incredible to witness, but it should go without saying that the school cannot take all the credit for the transformations that occur every year here. Parents and the broader community have a bigger impact than anyone seems to acknowledge, especially considering that 86.7% of a child’s life is spent away from school.