A Message From the Principal
Dear Stillmeadow families,
The end of this school year has come quickly upon us. In the days ahead we will celebrate Dr. Sanders retirement and wish him well as he celebrates his next journey. We are forever grateful to him for his leadership of Stillmeadow in his tenure as principal for 23 years. In the final countdown of school days, your children will be enjoying field days, class trips and end of the year celebrations of their accomplishments. I am sure they are looking forward to summer vacation, and the bittersweet end of a school year. In these last weeks I am finishing my work as part of the leadership team at Toquam Magnet School and getting ready to begin the summer preparing for next year, as your new principal.
Beginning July 5th, I will be transitioning to Stillmeadow School. This summer I plan to spend my time getting to know my leadership team, meeting with teachers and staff to plan for next year, getting to know the office staff, custodial staff, and the children who attend school here during the summer. The summer time is a very busy time for school administrators. Much time is devoted to placing your children with their next teacher, planning the schedule, and getting the building ready for next year. Of course reflecting on how to continue to improve and enrich the educational experiences for the students and families in our school community is also a priority.
Most importantly, parents are integral members of the school community. I want to extend an invitation to you, to visit over the summer. I would love to begin to get to know you, to hear what you love about Stillmeadow School, and your hopes for the future of our school. Please email me, or call the office staff to make an appointment if you would like to meet before the next school year. I will be attending conferences and professional development this summer and want to be sure that I do not miss you if you drop by.
Finally, I hope that you enjoy family time this summer, whether it’s picnicking at the park, traveling, swimming, playing board games, reading, and telling stories to each other, your children value nothing more than the time they spend with you. These moments prepare your children for school, as they support oral language development, social skills, thinking, and problem solving.
I look forward to meeting all of you again, when we return for school, at the end of August.
Most fondly yours,