Dear St. Helena Elementary School Families,
I am deeply grateful to join your school community as Principal of SHES. I have felt welcomed by staff, students and community members that I have met so far and I am happy that the time has now come for me to welcome you all back for the 2015-1016 school year. Together we can focus upon what matters most: our children. Supporting their social and academic development is at the heart of our mission and I hope to help us work (and play) together to make sure that ALL students succeed.
One of the roles I am most excited about is to serve as a bridge between home and school. I am confident that our staff is committed to collaborating to provide a safe and effective environment at school and I know that learning and development happens around the clock. We will share information and opportunities for you to learn about and be involved with what is happening at school throughout the year. That way, in case your question about what happened at school today? Is met with “Nothing,” you will have more specific details to work from so that you can follow up by asking your child(ren) about details regarding curriculum they being presented, events they participate in and pictures of learning and playing in action. As professionals, we are working throughout the school district to support all students as they progress from TK-12th grade in a systematic process that is tailored to meet individual and collective developmental needs. I am thrilled to focus most closely upon the 3-5th grade portion of this and to make sure that our school helps take students from where they left the primary grades and prepares them well for the Middle School.
Please review these key points with more to come soon:
I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!