Greetings Elgin Comets!!!! I hope your summer is/was restful, relaxing and has you eager to come Back To School!!! I know I’m SUPER excited to be your principal this coming school year, and have A LOT of great ideas that I’m ready to implement to make the year as smooth, productive and inspiring as possible.
First of all, you can get of a hold of me at anytime, if you have a question, concern or just want to share a thought. My office number is 740-223-2202, and my school email is firstname.lastname@example.org. As a building leader, I believe firmly in making myself as available as possible for my students, staff, teachers and parents. So, here’s my cell phone number!!!! 740-360-7034, and feel free to leave me a voice mail or text me a message, or if you’re in luck, I just might be able to answer!
Class DOJO is another MUST for this school year. For those of you who don’t know about Class DOJO, it’s basically like Facebook for schools. It allows teachers to communicate easily with parents, works as a behavior incentive tool for students during the school day, and allows teachers and me as principal to post updates on our School Story to keep parents in the loop. I love it, and if you aren’t already a fan of it, I’m sure you will be this school year. I like to post current events going on in the school, “Heads Up” pieces of info for parents and also SHOUT OUTS to things our amazing kiddos are doing! Class DOJO is an App, which you can get in the App Store. During Meet The Teacher Night, or that first week of school, your child’s teacher will be giving you the information about how to sign up for your child’s class.
When will my child know who his or her teacher is????? Glad you asked!!!! Those letters will be mailed to homes August 1-3, so expect a letter by August 10. If you don’t get one, call me or the school office at 223-4301 and make sure I have your current address!!!
Save this Date!!! Friday, August 17 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. We will have our Meet The Teacher/Supply Drop Off Night. I’ll start everything with a Parent Meeting at 5:30 in our Cafetorium!! BE THERE to hear all you need to know about the 18-19 School Year!! Remember, 5:30 on Friday, August 17 make sure you are in the Cafetorium!!!
Also on that evening, our PTO will have its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Please plan on attending as we NEED YOUR HELP to make events like Grandparents’ Dinner, Book Fairs, Secret Santa Shop and our latest tradition in February, our Sweetheart Dance work!!!!
I look forward to meeting with all of you in the coming weeks, and I want to THANK YOU for allowing me this opportunity to be a part of your child’s life.