With the recent snow storm and cold weather days, it seems that winter will be here for a very long time. However, both Woodstock Willie and Punxsutawney Phil predicted that we will have an early spring. Here is to hoping they are both correct. This week, pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Soon the weather will change and everyone will be able to enjoy being outside welcoming the change in seasons. Traditionally with the arrival of spring, not only do we get excited about spring break, March Madness, the opening day pitch, but also the sunshine and warmer days. It is exciting for sure. However, parents and students are reminded that there is still a lot of school time left on the calendar and that students need to remain focused on being respectful, responsible, and safe. It is in the best interest of students to be engaged in their learning and finish the year productively and positively. Please take time to reinforce these expectations with students and remain engaged in the day-to-day aspects of school. Parents are reminded that parent teacher conferences will be on Thursday, March 7 from 12:15 - 8:00 pm. The spring conferences will be student led with students sharing their portfolios with parents and teachers. As always, parents and students should establish a routine with weekly monitoring of academic performance through PowerSchool. Teacher update grades minimally every two weeks. However, should parents have questions regarding their child’s performance, they should contact the teacher directly.