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From the Principal’s Office

Mrs. Ruby Maestas, Principal

 

August 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am filled with excitement and happiness to welcome you and your children to the 2018-19 school year in our newly constructed Carver Elementary School.  It has been an extremely busy summer with everyone working hard to finalize the construction of the new school, placement of new furniture and set up of technology in our beautiful new and modern looking school.

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.  This past school year, during our faculty meetings and through other professional development 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. All of which translates to improved instructional practices in your child’s classroom.  Additionally, our Safe and Supportive Schools team of teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and community members have developed a mission statement 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 Roots and Wings. We aim to partner with you as we focus on 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 joy 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 the opportunity, the roots and the wings to achieve, succeed and fly!

Sincerely,

Ruby Maestas

 

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