As we begin to approach the final weeks of school, it is an ideal time to look back and reflect on our successes for the year. I am so proud of all of the children for working so hard to learn and grow as students and citizens. The students and faculty have embraced our theme of “Here We Grow!” in so many ways. It has been a wonderful year of watching our students learning and reaching the highest levels of success! With the help of parents, faculty and staff, and one another, students have shown success on so many levels. We are so proud of them for all they have accomplished.
Mandeville Elementary is able to meet our students’ needs so well due to the dedication of parents, faculty staff and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering next year, please contact our PTA for opportunities that fit your schedule. We are always looking for helping hands! Thank you to each and every person who has given their time, talents, and treasures to ensure our students’ success.
During the week of April 30, our third graders will be participating in statewide assessments. The students have been working so hard all year. This week is an opportunity for them to showcase their knowledge and understanding. We know they are going to perform to the best of their abilities! In accordance with testing guidelines and security, we cannot have volunteers or visitors in the building, including the classrooms and cafeteria. To help with testing week, we recommend your children’s schedules remain as normal as possible. Please make sure they get a good night’s sleep each night and have a nutritious, protein rich breakfast each day.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 – May 11. Thank you to our parents and PTA for showing our faculty and staff how much they are appreciated. Our teachers work tirelessly each and every day to ensure your child is receiving the best experience possible at school. They care so much about our students, and this week provides us an opportunity to recognize them for the efforts they put forth all year. I know the teachers will forever treasure the thoughtful gifts and words shared with them during the week.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the many events we have coming up in the next few weeks, including the Kindergarten Performance and 3rd Grade Rite of Passage. For all of our students and families returning next year, we are already making plans for another positive, productive school year. To all of our 3rd graders and families who will be moving over the summer, we will certainly miss you all. We wish you luck in all you do in the future. We know you will be making a positive difference as you move along in your journey.
As always, please remember that you can contact me at school 985-626-3950 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in education,
Chantelle O. Smith
Principal, Mandeville Elementary School