Dear Manitou Park Families,
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed,
recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are
part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive
energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working
with you and your children.
All signs point to
another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is
already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team
is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student
files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire
summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is
gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer
other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community
with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting
We know a strong
partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As
partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you
to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask
that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
Attends school daily
on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
Reads daily to develop
a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
Informs you if he/she
needs additional support in any area or subject
Knows that you expect
him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few
additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Angela Radonski, our new
health room nurse. Angela brings a solid skill set and a gentle,
sensitive approach to meeting children’s health and emotional needs. Joining
her is Lynne Richmond our Health Clerk and new Para educator. Lynne will be working closely with families
in the health room to support minor bumps and bruises. Lynne will also work closely with students in
reading and writing and greeting students as they start their day off the
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into
the process of student placement for the 2018-2019 school year.
was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles.
Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are
structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving
students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.
Thank you so much for
being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is
impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL
of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students.
Manitou Park is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank
you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to
a new grade, peer group and teacher.
Thank you to all who
are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that
Manitou Park remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I
eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an
honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say
hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and
achievement for all children.
Manitou Park Elementary