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Manitou Park Elementary School

Letter from The Principal

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Dear Parents and Students,


             I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year at Manitou Park Elementary.  Teachers and staff are busy preparing classrooms and school for an exciting year of learning and growth.  We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, connecting with returning families, and meeting our newest Bulldogs.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and I am honored to work with our qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and supportive parents.  The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward to working with you to make this school year successful. 

Student success is the goal of every staff member at Manitou Park.  Staff is devoted to utilizing research-based best practices to guide every student, every day to reach their full potential. Manitou Park Staff work collaboratively to implement standards by designing skill-specific lessons and assessments to monitor student progress.   I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging her/him to read for pleasure every night, monitoring homework and progress, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our Parent Teacher Association, or attending and supporting our school events.  Educational research shows that one of the most important characteristics of an effective school is building a strong home-school relationship. Manitou Park welcomes your involvement and seeks to create strong home-school relationships.

Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community. Communication is a vital component of a successful educational experience.  Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the children of Manitou Park Elementary.  All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.

In closing, enjoy the remaining days of summer.  I look forward to working with you and your student as we work toward an academically successful school year.



Steven Mondragon


Work Hard, Think Big, Be Kind