Message from the Principal : Mr. Joe Mercora

Dear Friends,

I write to you with such joy and admiration as we come to the end of January. This month has been nothing short of wonderful. From the happiness of welcoming your children back from winter break to the optimism of the New Year and the endless possibilities it brings for all of us. I would like to acknowledge and remind parents of a few things that occurred and will occur this month. It certainly has been a wonderful and eventful January.

Last Thursday evening, we watched as our students demonstrated their talent at our annual talent show. Among the many parents that assisted with this event, and we know there were many, I would remiss not to mention and thank Ms. Dianne Snyder, Ms. Mikayla Martin, Ms. Suzanne Foley, Mr. Glenn and Mrs. Elena Schloss, and our very own resident rock star, Mr. Steve Yankou for all of their hard work in making this event a reality. Another overall thank you to our phenomenal P.T.A. for all they do to make our school the special place it is.   A special shout out to all of our staff that came out to cheer on our students:  Mr. Bobo, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Schumacher, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Deacon Owens.

 Last night we were all treated to a wonderful concert as our students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 put on a wonderful performance. Many thanks to Ms. Johnsen, Ms. Winze and Mr. Yankou for all of their efforts.

 .           Monday, January 21 –School closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 .          Friday, January 25 -   Our P.T.A. will sponsor Movie Night.  Our P.T.A  takes the responsibility of running this event entirely so please adhere to all directives with student drop offs and pickups please.

 We look forward to the coming month of February. Please look for a letter from me early in the month. One of the highlights in February is our annual Science Fair. When Thomas Edison spoke of success, he stated that, “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Let us continue to teach our children to never give up. Together we are doing great things. I was reminded of this just yesterday when I walked into a classroom and the students had come up with a motto for their class that simply read, KEEP CALM AND SHOW GRIT. Let us continue to support each other in this most important work. A special thank you to our staff for all they are doing to support and inspire these wonderful children.


Mr. Joseph Mercora



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