The staff at Florence Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2016-2017 school year. We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student. We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. Learning is not an easy process! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences. Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student.
At Florence Elementary, we value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success. Instruction is based on the Common Core Standards. We also focus on the 10 C’s (Communication, Cultural Competence, Choice, Creativity, Collaboration, Compassion, Community Connections, Critical Thinking, Character, and Challenge) that will allow our students to possess the 21st century skills and knowledge that will prepare them for success in college, career, and life. We will include Service and Project Based Learning activities for our students that will allow them to work to solve real community issues while also teaching them to become productive, empathetic citizens. Our students’ success is the center of all we do.
Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school. To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:
Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
Monitor your child’s homework daily.
Expect and support positive behavior at school.
Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.
In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved. Volunteers make a tremendous positive impact and enrich our educational program. We encourage parents to volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of our students.
I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (859) 282-2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.