JOHN FENWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Dear Colleagues and Parents of JFS Students:
We have had a successful first year. We were able to improve our reading levels significantly. While I am pleased with the results and progress, I will not be satisfied until all of our students are reading on or above grade level. I will continue to view this appointment as an opportunity to bring the best of the current research to life in our classrooms and our children to levels of excellence not yet achieved. With that said, I want to ensure you that we will continue to transform our school building in a new image of our students’potential. All of us together will continue the work we started. With your assistance, it is my desire to maintain and embrace an environment safe for all students to become successful learners regardless of social-economic circumstances and/or learning modalities.
It is essential in my estimation that we share the philosophy that we all are life-long learners and our thoughts and actions affect students and colleagues. With confidence,collaboration, consistency and competency we will be able to create a school climate and culture that nourishes learners to become critical thinkers and wise decision makers in the present and the future.
Let’s aim to work even harder this year to produce an academic and instructional foundation that our students and we will own. Together we can give our children the skills and understandings that will prepare them for the next segment of their journey in the middle school with every child leaving at their full potential.
I hope that your summer was restful and that you took some time to renew your spirits so that we are ready to face the challenges of the 2012-13 school year. I look forward to us continuing the work we have begun.
Syeda L. Woods, Principal
“Hitting the Ground Learning”
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