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Principals' Message - January 2020

A Message from the Principals

Kimberly Yarlott – Principal

Bonnie Painchaud – Assistant Principal


January 2020


Happy New Year and welcome back to 2020! We hope that families had a wonderful and restful holiday break.


RFS hallways are bustling again with refreshed faces and eager students. Classrooms are actively revisiting the ‘Hopes and Dreams’ they developed earlier in the school year, adjusting them as needed and setting new goals when old ones are achieved.


As many adults make New Year’s Resolutions at the start of a new year, you could consider engaging your student and get them in on the tradition. Research has proven that setting goals is an important life skill. This time of year presents a wonderful opportunity to work with your children and help them learn how to set and meet their own goals, one step at a time. Here is one suggestion by Jim Wilten, the author of Goal Express, to help all be successful in achieving and fulfilling their goals.


‘Just Do It! A Five-Step Plan which outlines steps to set – and meet—any target’.

1. Write it down.

2. Make it specific.

3. Consider the Pros and Cons.

4. Define small steps by asking the Three W's - “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”

5. Monitor Progress.


We look forward to an exciting second half of the school year at Reeds Ferry School with musicals, concerts, visiting authors and field trips. If you have not had the opportunity to see our new summer and fall trees, the 4th grade Artist in Resident project, please stop by the front hallway. They are spectacular.