I hope that this email finds you relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to start the 2017-2018 school year. I also hope that you were able to spend quality time with your family and friends (your home TEAM) and found some “me” time.
Our theme for the 2017-2018 school year will be “stay the course . . . deeper learning”. This theme builds upon the theme from the last year . . . “full STEAM ahead”. We will continue preparing for our WASC Accreditation by gathering data for chapter 4 of our Self-Study report. We will also continue our efforts in providing instruction that aligns to the Common Core State Standards by implementing the Stepping Stones and Reading Wonders programs. Our PBIS program should assist us with reducing chronic absenteeism and provide our students with clearly defined schoolwide behavioral expectations.
Our office TEAM has been hard at work to prepare for our 2017-2018 school year. Rooms have been stripped and waxed, student and staff packets have been created, new students have been enrolled, and many other tasks that needed to be completed, prior to the start of school, have been taken care of. The air conditioning unit in our library is now operational.
There are a lot of familiar faces in new places and a few faces that are brand new to our TEAM. I am looking forward to working with our TEAM to build upon “our family . . . our culture . . . our land”.
Principal – Jefferson Elementary School