Department of Defense Education Activity

Greetings Trojan Community, this is the principal’s message for the week of January 23rd until 27th of January. This week is filled with many exciting activities for our students and teachers. Let us all remember that the 5 most important life lessons we can teach and share with our students are “Be re-spectful”, “be thankful for what you have” , “honesty is the best policy”, “never give up” and “learn from your mistakes.” These lessons could be described as defining moments that are remembered. These lessons will improve everyone's quality of life. As our teachers explain and set academic expec-tations for students for the second semester it is important that our entire Trojan community support each teachers student expectations for student learning. Expectations can affect outcomes. High-quality teaching can have a positive impact on pupils' life chances. Clear expectations can improve classroom/school culture. Mutual trust and respect is important for building effective relationships.

Cold and Flu season has arrived. I wanted to make you aware that there are many students with the flu and cold like illnesses going around at this time. We are seeing an increase in students coughing, runny and stuffy noses specifically. Please be on the lookout for symptoms and if your child has a fe-ver, please do NOT give them fever-reducing medicine and send them to school. We want to reduce transmission of contagious viruses and bacterial infections, so sick children need to stay home until they are symptom- free. Remember, if you are coming to school to take a child out for an appoint-ment, or pick up a sick child, please bring photo ID with you. If you send someone in your place, please be sure they are on the emergency pick-up list and also have ID.

ATTENTION: Our school secretary/registrar will be on leave next week so please ensure you con-tact or send an email to Dr. Brodie or myself if your child is going to be absence from school.
Report Cards will be going home electronically this weekend. For some students, parents may want to reach out to your student’s teacher for a conference. Parents if you have any academic concerns, please remember, any parent can request a conference at any time.

Wednesday night, our PTSA will meet at 5:00pm in the cafeteria. We hope our parents who are involved in this wonderful group will attend this important meeting and lend your support. As always we will attempt to provide you with the most current information. However, if you have question please do not hesitate to contact me at Wishing you all the best for a safe and productive weekend. As always, thank you for your continued support. Have a fantastic upcoming week!

Go Trojans!
Dr. Marian D. Leverette, 
Principal Ankara Elementary/High School