I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility.
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Castillo as our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Ricarte as our 1st grade teacher, Ms. Perez and Ms. Little will be part of our second grade team this year, Ms. Stout will be teaching our 4th grade dual language class, Mr. McConnell as our new 5th grade bilingual teacher, Mr. Maxey will be teaming with Mr. Lind in P.E, Ms. Galvan one of our beloved custodians will now be assisting our students in the inclusion setting, and finally Ms. Susie Hernandez our new school counselor will be available to help our students and families to have a successful school year and learning experience
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2018-2019 school year.
Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.
Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.
Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
North Valley Elementary