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From the Principal’s Office

Mrs. Ruby Maestas, Principal

August 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am filled with excitement and happiness to welcome you and your children to the 2019-2020 school year. We are now heading into our 2nd year in the new school and we plan to make this school year an extremely successful one for your child(ren).

For those of you who are new to the school, I want you to know that Carver Elementary School teachers and staff are a caring group of educators who are innovative, creative, dedicated and committed to the learning and growth of every student in our school. Each day, our staff is learning something new all for the benefit of the students.

As the leader of the school, I am committed to education and I firmly believe that all children can learn and achieve. Together we form a collaborative and driven group of educators who strive to have every student reach their highest potential. One of our goals is to continue our professional learning which in turn will provide your child with the necessary supports in an effort to ensure success for all children.

In the past few years, during our faculty meetings and through other professional learning opportunities, our teachers have received additional training on Social Emotional Learning, Executive Functioning, Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math (STEAM) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) just to name a few. This next year, our K-2 teachers will be implementing a new math curriculum called Bridges. Next year, our grades 3-5 teachers will begin the roll out process for their students. They will be spending extensive time learning more about Bridges. You will learn more about this in the coming weeks and months. Our Safe and supportive Schools team of teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and community members developed a mission statement last year, that we want to share with you:

Carver Elementary School strives to ensure a safe and supportive school for all by taking meaningful steps to foster a nurturing environment.

To align with our SSS mission, our team will continue the important work of rolling out action steps this school year with a focus on the following priority areas:

● Professional Development for all staff in both Academic and Non-Academic settings
● Policies, Procedures and Protocols
● Collaboration with Families

I also want you to know that each year, we open the school year with a theme, and this year’s is Innovate and Create. We aim to partner with you as we focus on inspiring the whole child, building on a strong academic and social-emotional foundation and all the while, instructing and guiding them as we encourage and foster independence that is developmentally appropriate for each child.

The staff and I are honored to be a part of this community and we are filled with inspiration as we embark on this next school year. Thank you for all your support and we look forward to working with you to ensure that our students have an Innovative and Creative school year!

Ruby Maestas

Letter from the Principal



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