Kindergarten Welcome Letter 2016
Letter to Parents 2016-2017 School Year
Dear Visitors and College Park Families:
Welcome to College Park Elementary School! I would like to start off by saying how excited I am to share a little information about our school with you.
College Park Elementary School, located in the village of College Park, has an enrollment of approximately 800 students in grades K-6. Although the majority of students speak English, a large number of students come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and speak many different languages. This international population, coupled with a number of students with special needs, creates a rich and diverse student body. At College Park, our diverse population is embraced, different cultural backgrounds are appreciated, and character development is encouraged. College Park students truly live and receive a global education. This is reflected in our school theme “Passport to the World.”
College Park’s mission is to promote academic excellence, instill in students the technical skills necessary to succeed in the world of tomorrow, the power to think and express themselves clearly, and the values necessary to act well, appreciate life and contribute to society.
The College Park staff, parents, and surrounding community share a common vision. High quality classroom instruction, students who are highly motivated to learn, a warm and nurturing learning environment, and a supportive and encouraging parent community make College Park a wonderful place to learn and work. It is our goal that all students will leave College Park able to read, write, and compute at successful levels that will enable them to experience academic success at the next level and beyond. To ensure this success, the College Park staff is dedicated to the use of sound instructional practices and high quality instructional materials, including the integration of technology throughout the curriculum. Our instructional programs combine explicit skill instruction, such as phonics and mathematics skills, and instruction that is embedded within a meaningful context. Students have the ability to go beyond the “basics,” through the use of technology and through an intentional focus on meeting the needs of each individual student.
It is due to our common vision, highly skilled staff, “state of the art” instructional materials and equipment, and commitment to providing students with an environment that encourages ethical behavior that we move towards achieving our mission. This school is dedicated to providing each student with a safe and orderly learning environment, a rigorous, challenging, and developmentally appropriate curriculum, and the support necessary to develop students with integrity and character.