A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents, Students and Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to an AMAZING 2017-2018 school year here at Pearl Stephens Elementary. I look forward to partnering with our Pearl Stephens families and school community to create a learning environment where we educate the total child so they are successful academically, emotionally and socially. Over the summer, I have 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) To 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. (3) To continue building a positive and welcoming environment where parents, administrators and teachers feel comfortable communicating successes and sharing concerns about students’ academic progress.
In order to achieve these tasks, it will take parents, administrators and teachers working together as a team. This year, we will continue the “Teamwork” theme: TEAMWORK: One TEAM. One GOAL. MAKING A DIFFERENCE. We ask that you support your child’s learning by:
1. Ensuring that he/she attends school daily and are ready for the day’s learning experiences.
2. Communicating and visiting the school on a regular basis.
3. Talking with your child daily about the high expectations you have for him/her to succeed in school.
4. Ensuring that your child reads nightly and writes a summary of what they have read.
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