Principal’s Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. It’s always exciting to begin a new school year.  Welcome to our new families and welcome back to our continuing students and their families.

New this year, our kindergarten students will join us for an extended school day from 8:30 – 2:00.  Please see our hours page for specific schedules.

Three themes we will continue to work on as a school throughout the year:  Safe & Seen: As a community we prioritize establishing and maintaining an environment where every student is safe to learn and grow. We work to make sure each student feels safe, supported and noticed and rely on our entire community to support our work and let us know how we can improve. Growth Mindset:  We foster appreciation for the learning that can come from making mistakes and work to emphasize effort, trying new strategies and reflection. Differentiation: We assess students so we can meet them at their current level. We use our rich curriculum and instructional strategies to ensure all students are challenged and stretched.

Rich professional development opportunities in arts integration, equity, diversity, social justice and science with an emphasis on the Next Generation science standards are three areas many of our staff will explore this school year.  A robust professional development plan that encourages teachers to pursue their own areas of interest will also have staff pursuing computer science coursework, library and media workshops, music and more.