A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Dear Fern Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Fern Elementary School – home of the Falcons! Every school year is an opportunity to positively impact student learning; this year in particular we will strive to be intentional and focus on establishing and meeting learning goals. The 2014-2015 school-wide learning theme is “Go, Grow, Know and Show”. Our students and staff will demonstrate growth in their personal learning goals across the Fern campus (Go (establish a learning goal), Grow (focus on learning goal), Know (self-evaluate goal progress) and Show (celebrate achievement of goal).
Our educational program will focus on rigorous learning and accountability as we fully embrace Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity). Additionally, our educational program will also focus on strengthening our community. Parents and educators share the same goal – to provide an outstanding school experience for all learners. Your involvement is key to the success of your child, all children and our school.
I encourage you to get involved in our community…everyone has something to contribute...TIME, TALENT, OR TREASURE! On any given day, we have parent volunteers across our campus. Volunteers assist in the classroom or library, they lead programs such as art and they plan and manage numerous school-wide community events. Your time is a significant investment in student learning and we appreciate the opportunity to strengthen our school-home partnership.
By capitalizing on our collective talents, Fern will continue to flourish and we will fulfill our vision of success for ALL students. Please feel free to contact me anytime, as I am eager to build a partnership with you and share in this amazing task of educating our children. I look forward to a GREAT year at Fern, focused on improving student learning and strengthening our commitment to our parent community.