Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Park Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. 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. The first week of school teachers will be sending parent packets that explain our campus procedures. However if you need clarification on anything please contact our school or ask your child’s teacher.

 This year we have changed our schedule to make sure students take advantage of breakfast in the classroom. Though our tardy bell rings at 8:15, all students are required to be in their classroom by 7:45 a.m. to eat breakfast, listen to announcements, and participate in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time as part of their Accelerated Reader goal. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring he/she is in class at 7:45 a.m. every day. Students will be marked tardy if they arrive after 7:45 a.m.

 Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1) Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

2) Reading with children who need extra help

3) School-wide events

4) Student recognition events

5) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

We want to ensure the success of all students and this year we will have a W.I.N Academy to support our students who were not successful passing their end of year STAAR. These students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th will participate in a mandatory 8 week intense extended day and week intervention program to help them be successful. We will send more information regarding this initiative.

 Safety is very important and we want to encourage our parents to set a good example at all times. Our parking space is limited and we encourage parents to start dropping off students at 7:15 a.m. If you plan to visit our campus make sure you stop by the front office and get a visitor’s pass. Teacher conferences must be scheduled in advanced. The first two days of school you may take your child directly to class without a visitor’s pass.

The wonderful Park Elementary School staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.

Respectfully,

Jaime Hernandez

Principal