Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 3

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 3

We had a wonderful start to school last week, and we are excited to welcome our new kindergarten students this week!


I attached some photos from our First day of School Celebration! It is our tradition to hear our 5th graders’ ideas about being strong leaders, and we blow bubbles as we make some personal hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

Also, I included some of our students heading into school on the first day and enjoying lunch at our new tables. Such excitement!

There is also a photo of one of our new kindergarten students adding to our “Kinder Garden” bulletin board in our lobby. Our community loves welcoming our new kindergarten students. It is an honor to be part of the place where they begin their school journey. 

Responsive Classroom Beginnings

At the beginning of the school year, classroom teachers (with the support of other adults working throughout the building) work hard to create strong and respectful classroom communities. Part of that process is thinking about “hopes and dreams” for the year ahead and creating classroom rules together. 

Building trusting relationships with our students is at the forefront of our work in September, and we hope that our relationships with you grow, too. Please contact your child’s teacher or me if you have any questions or concerns. We want all of our families to be partners in our educational efforts. 

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 18: No School (Professional Development)

Wednesday, September 18: 6:00-7:30 There is no school on this day, but please plan to come to school for our PTO’s Ice Cream Social! Kids can enjoy being entertained by Ed. Pop, the magician, and caregivers can learn more about our fabulous PTO. Everyone is welcome! Yum and fun!

Tuesday, September 24: School Photo Day

Wednesday, September 25: Open House (6-7) and PTO Book Fair (5:30-7:30)

Stay up to date with all of our school activities on our School Website’s Calendar!

I hope that all families feel welcome, comfortable, and valued at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Sarah Madden, Principal