At Margaret Keating School we are beginning the school year with a renewed focus on learning, community, culture, and growth. Speaking of growth… we are happy to report, our school has grown by twenty students, up twenty-five percent from last year. These numbers bring renewed energy to Margaret Keating School. Our Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and first-grade classrooms are bustling with little learners. We are also happy to report that our after school program is thriving and running at full capacity. We are always looking for positive energy and volunteerism at Margaret Keating, so feel free to contact us to see how you can help make our school the best it can be!
Last year we had an amazing degree of community involvement and celebration at Margaret Keating. This year we are keeping the celebration going and are happy to report already having a successful school family barbeque with fifty parents in attendance and our first school assembly where nearly seventy students received perfect attendance awards. Our first school assembly was held on California Native American Day and our school had the pleasure of hosting Judge Abby Abinanti, Ms. Victoria Carlson, and Mr. Josh Norris of the Yurok Tribe who presented to our students and staff about the importance of community, care, and compassion. We will continue to hold our awards ceremonies every month and look forward to celebrating our students all year long. On October 18th the school and Parent Teacher Organization are hosting our local harvest and Halloween carnival, on November 15th we will have our family movie night and on December 6th we are hosting our arts and crafts make and take night. October 22nd Margaret Keating School will be hosting the school district’s Local Control and Accountability Planning meeting from 5:30-7:30 pm. We encourage Klamath community members and Margaret Keating family members to attend.
Finally, here at Margaret Keating School we are working on increasing our academic staffing and intervention offerings. Each classroom now has access to a variety of online small group intervention programs, academic games, and we added a new instructional aid to our staff in addition to the two we already have. The school now has full-time counseling services to address our students’ social and emotional needs. Like last year, the Yurok Tribe have two tutors on campus and Yurok Language instruction. Our school is deeply appreciative for their daily help in our classrooms, and we could not make our school as vibrant or successful without our community partners. We are also seeing increasing parent involvement this school year, which adds an extra layer of support for our students’ success.
Margaret Keating School looks forward to the remainder of the 2019 and 2020 school year! Let’s go Golden Bears!