From the Principal


Welcome back! The 2017-18 school year is off to a great start. We are well on our way to great things. For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place. Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of people who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help kids succeed. As I walk the hallways and visit classrooms, the lunch room and outside at recess I see so many smiling faces everywhere.



Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th. There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 27th and students are released EARLY from school at 12:30 on conference days. The online conference scheduler will be available beginning October 9. Meeting with your child’s teacher helps build strong parent – teacher partnerships. Partnerships that are needed if you and the teacher are to reach our common goal: helping your child get the best education possible. Our purpose is to help each child become the very best he/she can be. Effective communication between home and school is extremely important in achieving this goal. It has been shown that strong parental involvement and interest in education is a crucial factor in student success in school.  Your child’s teacher is the best person to help you in the areas of your child’s academic progress, any behavioral concerns, any concerns or questions you may have about classroom routines or procedures, classroom discipline matters, homework, etc. In addition, the classroom teacher can share ideas to help you reinforce skills and concepts taught at school at home. If anytime during the school year, you wish to discuss a matter that directly affects your child in the classroom, you should speak with your child’s teacher first. If your concerns center on a school wide practice, please direct your call to me.  Thank you for allowing us to work with your child. 


Be Prepared

The weather is getting cooler and it is time to start our preparation for winter’s arrival. As you begin to winterize your home, car and garden to handle the winter weather, don’t forget to dig out those winter clothes for your child to wear on their way to and from school, during recess and on field trips. 


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has checked in with me regarding my health. I am currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I'm grateful to be able to continue to work during this process. I appreciate everyone's help and concern.



All the best,
Principal Demetree