Principal Message 5.2.22

May 2, 2022


Hello Sankofa United Families:


Happy May! We are looking forward to a joyful end of this school year.  


Teacher Appreciation Week:  A GIANT THANKS to Sankofa United teachers for their tremendous dedication and love.  Thanks, also, to the many Sankofa United families who are making Teacher Appreciation Week so special for our staff.


2022-23 School Plan and Budget:  Thanks to our School Site Council (SSC) and staff who helped to inform our budget and School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for the 2022-23 school year, which was approved by our SSC at last week’s meeting.  Click here to see the slide deck from the meeting for more information.


Covid Safety Update:  I am very happy to say that all of our pooled tests last Tuesday and individual tests on Thursday returned negative. We continue to strongly recommend masks indoors and will continue to have masks available to all students and adults on campus.


Reminder: Please take 2 minutes to confirm your plans for next year and share input:  Last week I shared a link to this quick form to confirm your intention to return and share input about class placement for next year. If you haven’t already, please complete this sometime this week.


Please save the date…  Please calendar these important end-of-year dates:

May 6 (Fri), 8:30 - 9:30 AM. First Friday Family Coffee & Donuts

May 15 (Sat), 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

May 18 (Wed), 6:00 PM. School Site Council (SSC)

May 19 (Thur), 6:00 PM. PTA meeting

May 20 (Fri) “Bike to Wherever Day”. Morning meet up and bike ride to school.

May 23 - 25 (M-W), 1:30 minimum day dismissal

May 24 (Tue), 11:00 AM, 5th grade promotion

May 25 (Wed), Last day of school

Aug 8 (Mon), 1st day of school! 


Have a wonderful week!


~ Dennis Guikema, Principal