Principal's Letter 5-28-2021

From the Principal…

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

                                              -  Sir James M. Barrie, British writer

Dear Bluff Creek Families,

We have reached the final days of school and believe it or not we are still very busy. Classes will be mixing learning fun as they continue to experience some serious learning next week. Classes are completing special reading projects that enrich student learning, science and social studies lessons can be observed throughout the building and yes, we are still practicing math!

We know that this summer will provide a much-needed break from this very challenging school year, but I hope parents will keep learning a part of every child’s summer routine. What we know as educators is that summer break also brings summer reading loss, which is a decline in a child’s reading development over the summer. Reading is a skill, and like many other skills, it takes time to develop. A beginning reader should spend at least 20 minutes a day reading to or with someone. The books read during this time should be relatively easy for your child. Our students in grades 3 through 5 should read books that are a combination of fiction and non-fiction works.

Join the Carver County Summer Reading Challenge: Carver County Library 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Program is June 1-August 13:

Summer Reading | Carver County Library

  • Complete five activities in the app or on the sheet to receive a free book. ...
  • Complete as many ” Read, Write, Draw” book reviews as you want, to enter a prize drawing starting June 1st.


I want to thank our current PTO presidents- Rachel Brandt and Lisa Heck and our entire PTO Executive Board for all the work and personal time they have shared with our school to support and benefit our Bluff Creek students. I want to encourage parents to join our PTO and support the important work they do for our kids.

A special “thank you” goes out to our Super Subs; Tammy Monson and Oksana Berg who supported our teachers during this COVID Pandemic, with their flexibility and “can-do” attitude!

Finally, I want to thank Rick Lawler, Shawna Cox and Lynn Person our Americorps Reading Corps volunteers who supported our Kindergarten through third grade students with reading interventions. Their support and consistently positive work helped to develop our community of young readers.

Finally, I would like to thank three staff members who are moving on to new adventures; Katherine Korzenowski, Lisa Pinke and Andrea Hawley will be sharing their gifts and talents in other places. They will always be part of our Bluff Creek Family- good luck to all three!

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! We look forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, June 1st.


Joan MacDonald