Message from the Principal
Dear Students & Parents/Guardians,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your family to Grandview and Lurgan Elementary Schools for the 2017/2018 school year. As Regional Principal, I look forward to getting to work with all the students and their families and having another exciting year!!
Remember regular school attendance, in addition to being mandated by state law, is very important to your child’s education. Learning takes place on a daily basis. When absent, your child will miss many learning experiences that cannot be duplicated when the student is absent from class. However, please use good judgment and common sense when making the decision as to whether or not your child is healthy enough to come to school.
We strongly encourage parents to schedule appointments around school hours. Realizing this is not always possible, please send a note to school requesting an early dismissal or when arriving late. When a student arrives late or leaves early, the parent/guardian must report to the office to sign the student out. For an early dismissal your child will be called to the office to meet you. Students will ONLY be dismissed from the office. Students are released to the parent/guardian of record only unless the parent/guardian gives advance written notice to the school when requesting a child be released to other designated persons.
I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of establishing routines to help your child be as successful as possible in the upcoming year. Research has proven that encouraging your child to read for just fifteen minutes a day significantly increases their vocabulary and overall academic achievement. Students that read for thirty minutes daily show even more growth!! Please do your part to encourage your child to read independently each day, or take the time to read with your child. It is also important that students establish a regular time and place at home for completing homework. If your child doesn’t have an actual homework assignment from their teacher, please encourage them to practice their math facts and spend time reading a book for enjoyment. If you have any questions regarding homework or strategies that you can use to help your child with their academic growth please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself!
I hope that the 2017/2018 school year is off to a great start for you and your child! Most of all I hope you remember to bring your positive attitude and your desire to do your very best!! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming school year, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office!
Mr. Paul G. Swope, Grandview & Lurgan Regional Principal
(Together Everyone Achieves More)
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to let everyone know how excited we are about this school year and all the educational opportunities Grandview and Lurgan have to offer! Working together, teachers, administrators, and parents, will ensure that all learners achieve their highest potential.
Parent involvement is key to student success!! We encourage all parents to become actively involved in your child's learning process. Open communication with your child's teacher is extremely important. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher. By working together, we can promote an enthusiasm for learning and provide a positive and nurturing environment for your child. Also, please take advantage of the many PTA activities that are offered throughout the school year. Our PTAs are a very active force in our schools and provide many opportunities for families to come together and be a part of the school community.
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