We are anticipating a great new school year for all of our students and everyone will look forward to seeing them on August 14. School supply lists will be available today or on the Gardner website under the heading Parent Articles and Blogs. If you will need help with supplies, please let us know.
Most of our staff is returning this year, but there will be some new faces. Valerie Mathason (she taught here in 2014-1015) will fill in for Camilla Romero while she is on parental leave. Camilla’s baby is due any day now! We were sad to say goodbye to Laura Colgan (3rd and 4th-grade teacher) and her family who moved in order to be closer to home. In her place, Stephanie Moyers will be teaching the ¾ combination class. We are pleased to announce that all of our staff is highly qualified in their areas. We will again have “specials” of art and music weekly and PE daily.
Please be aware of the schedule changes. The bus will arrive at the same time at 7:30 but will leave at 3:45 rather than 4:00 each afternoon. The athletic bus will leave here at 4:55. The Wednesday early releases will not be weekly. There will be a total of 17. Please keep them posted so we do not get flooded with phone calls each Wednesday. To fill the required hours, we will also have school on Friday, September 14 and Friday, September 7.
Last year each school held assessment days, but in response to parent dissatisfaction and the ability for us to test within the day, since our student population is small, we will not have them on days you will have to transport them in (Don’t get confused as Peakview will hold them).
Please review the attendance and bus policies carefully. They are two areas we are targeting to create positive changes.
As always, please contact me with any concerns or questions. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for entrusting your child/children in our caring hands.