A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
July 29, 2016
It is with much excitement that I welcome you to Pearl Stephens’s 2016-2017 school year. Many of you know me in the capacity of assistant principal. However, I have transitioned as your new principal for the upcoming school year. Over the summer, I have had the opportunity to meet with teachers, community members and the school’s leadership team to solicit input and feedback on how we will continue moving forward to provide ALL students with quality instruction in an effort to increase student achievement. At Pearl Stephens, our faculty and staff are supportive, dedicated and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to differentiate instruction so that students reach their full potential.
My goals for this year are: (1) Provide students with a safe, positive and academically challenging learning environment, (2) To build a strong partnership where students are provided support from home and school. In order to achieve these tasks, it will take parents, administrators and teachers working together as a team. Our theme this year is TEAMWORK: Individuals score, but TEAMS win the GAME. We ask that you support your child’s learning by:
· Ensuring that he/she attends school daily and are ready for the day’s learning experiences.
· Communicating and visiting the school on a regular basis.
· Talking with your child daily about the high expectations you have for
him/her to succeed in school.
· Ensuring that your child reads nightly and writes a summary of what was
In closing, I am privileged to be a part of the Pearl Stephens Community and am look forward to partnering with you. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Gloria Smith, Principal
Pearl Stephens Elementary