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Principal Andrea Williams

En español

October 2017

Dear Primary School Friends & Families,

We are so excited that the first month of school was a success!! As the new principal, I am truly grateful for the amount of parental involvement that we have at the Primary School. The teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, custodians and support staff all have one goal, educating and nurturing our students. As I walk through the building, I am seeing happy, engaged and focused children. All the ingredients that make an effective school. Thank you to all the parents who I have met, numerous times. The events, such as; Popsicles with the Principal, Back to School Picnic, and Open House were all well attended.

I cannot believe October is already here! We have a very busy month coming up, with many activities for you to join and experience with your child. On Tuesday, October 3rd, we will host our first Rachel’s Challenge Assembly for parents to attend. This event will take place at 6 pm, in the HS Auditorium. In support of Fire Prevention Week, we have special visitors planned from our local fire department to teach the children about safety and fire prevention. This will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd. Also, our first Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 19th. Make sure and encourage your child to “smile for the camera.” Friday, October 20th is a full professional development day for our staff, there is no school for the children. Finally, on Tuesday, October 31st we will celebrate our Harvest Day and children will be released from school at 11:30 AM, pick up time is 11:15 AM.

One of the wonderful things about the Primary school is our active PTA. This team works hard to help make your child’s educational experience a positive one. The next PTA meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 AM in the MS LGI room. This year, the PTA is sponsoring the annual PTA Harvest Party, along with the first “Trunk and Treat” event. Both of which will take place on Friday, October 27th at the Primary School. The PTA will also begin the Book Cart on Tuesday, September 26th. This allows the children to purchase inexpensive and slightly used books. Reading and being exposed to books is the best way to encourage your child to love to read. Having many books available to your child will give them the opportunity to have an adventure as they get lost in a good book.

I am proud to be the principal for your child and won’t hesitate to say that to anyone who asks! You may have already received an order form for our “Little Riders” shirts. You can take this opportunity to show your school spirit and pride by ordering a shirt. All orders are due to the Primary school office by October 6th.
It is my goal to ensure that every child in the Primary school has a wonderful, safe and enriched learning environment! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions and/or concerns. I can be contacted in the Primary school at (518) 758-7575 ext. 6004.

Happy Fall Reading,

Andrea Williams
Primary School Principal