Welcome to the start of a new school year. I am excited about starting my third year at Haymarket Elementary as the Principal. I hope that this letter will help you to know what to expect this year and answer any questions you may have.
As a school community we are committed to providing a safe and challenging academic environment that promotes excellence and develops a love for learning. Our staff uses an inquiry based approach to learning to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of our diverse population.
As the Haymarket CUBS, our students are involved in a variety of activities to enhance our instructional program. We encourage parents to become involved by volunteering in their child’s classroom, attending PTO meetings, Advisory Council Meetings, and family nights.
I am looking forward to a working with you and your child this year and helping him/her to achieve his/her full potential. As a parent, you can do a great deal to help your child succeed. Here are some strategies that can be used through the year:
- Encourage your child to do his or her homework on a regular basis. Provide a regular place and time to do homework.
- Have your child show you his or her work and explain to you what he or she has been doing in class.
- Help your child to be more organized.
- Have your child explain vocabulary words that are critical to a content area.
- Encourage your child by explaining that you believe that he or she can succeed through trying and working hard.
- Stay in contact with your child’s teacher on a regular basis.
Appropriate behavior at all times is an expectation for riding the bus, and everywhere at Haymarket Elementary. We operate on two main principles:
- I am responsible for my own learning
- I am response-able to the success of the group.
Your child’s teacher will introduce these principles to your child the first few days of school and develop a classroom management system that supports our school wide discipline plan and the Code of Behavior for Prince William County.
I am excited about this school year and its potential for helping your child develop strong knowledge and skills. If you have any questions or concerns at any time during the year, please feel free to contact me by phone 703-468-2800 or email me at email@example.com.