We have a few new staff members at Park Elementary, as well as a few staff changes that we would like to share with you. Each new teacher comes highly regarded from previous positions, and we feel fortunate to add them to our team. You will have a chance to meet all of our teachers at our Meet Your Teacher event, August 18th from 8:00am-9:00am.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding team.
K – Suzanne Cash, Allison Handrick, Laurie Plante
1st – Jenny Anesi, Megan Feeney, Tim Fry, Lynn Stevens
2nd – Maggie Ashby, Charlie Domas, Teri John, Nick Wallen
3rd – Lauren Carroll, Karen Morris, Hilary Preston
4th – Amanda Cricco, Kathleen Holley, Chelsi Olson
5th – Jamie Aupperle, Tom Curmano, Gianna Fable, Brittany Hanson
Specials: Music: Jean Owens, Tech: Scott Emrich, Art: Deb Jackson, PE: Tom Poole
Intervention: Catherine Hawk, Joan Kuhn, Sherra Bornheim, Marci Fredrick (GT), Sue Krichman (ELL)
SPED- Mari Stevenson, Gretchen Willis, Elyssa Clark
Admin - Principal: Marie Voss-Patterson, Assistant Principal: Laurel Pate
*New staff noted in bold face.
Underlined - change in staffing at Park
Start times –In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your children before 7:30 AM, as there is no supervision before that time.
Our doors open at 7:30. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 7:50. Please make certain students are at school prior to 7:40 if they wish to eat breakfast with us. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria. Students are not allowed in the building until the first bell at 7:55. The school day begins promptly at 8:00. If your student is tardy please make certain to sign them in with the office upon arrival.
Parking - Please observe the yellow curbs and do not park in those areas. We have Kiss and Go Parking on the East (kindergarten) and West (1-5th grade) side of Park. This area is for a quick drop off, do not leave your car or you will be towed!
Dismissal – School will dismiss daily at 3:00 (Tuesday - Friday). Students not picked up by 3:10 will report to the office and the parent/guardian will need to come into the office to sign the child out. Monday students are excused at 1:25.
Lunch – Students will receive a 20 minute lunch and a 20 minute recess during their lunch break with their grade level.
Other important reminders as we begin the year are:
Release of Students During the School Day – Please make certain that if your child is being picked up during the school day by anyone other than their parent/guardian that the office is notified by a parent/guardian with a written note or phone call in advance.
Celebrating Good Things – Please follow our school on Facebook. We also encourage you to check our school webpage on a regular basis as well to stay informed about event dates/times, testing schedules, etc.
Building Community – Park Elementary engages in Crew on a daily basis. Crew is a school wide structure that uses common language to elevate and support achievement through character so our students can contribute to a better world. Students learn about the five habits of a mindful learner: Responsibility, Teamwork, Empathy, Wonder, Perseverance /
Power of Positive Communication – Most importantly, please know that our doors are always open and we value the opportunity to visit with our families. Please schedule time to visit with your child’s teacher should you have any questions or concerns – we want your child’s educational experience with us to be top notch and that takes teamwork between home and school. You are their first teacher and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with your family along this journey.
Thank you for your support and involvement in our school community. We are looking forward to working with your family this year as we continue to grow to greatness at Park Elementary School!
August 18th (Fri.) - Meet Your Teacher 8:00am - 9:00am
August 18th – Fall Check-in @ 9:15 in the cafe for unfinished paperwork & other info.
August 21st (Mon.) - First day of school (no early release)
September 20th (Wed.) - Back to School Night 5:00pm - 6:30pm