Principal's Weekly Message 6/19

A Message From Our Principal

Happy Father's Day to all our Toquam dads.  We had a busy Father's Day at our house!  The Beldottis and 14 other families came together to host a graduation party for our 15 boys, their families and their friends.  We spent the day at the Italian Center celebrating this milestone for our kids whom we have watched grow up together.  It was wonderful to see these 18 year olds have fun in the pool, play wiffle ball and eat more hot dogs and hamburgers than I can count.  For those of you who know me well, I did not cry, I am saving that for Tuesday during the graduation ceremony.  

It is hard to believe another school year has come to an end.  Tomorrow we celebrate our Moving Up ceremony for a group of fifth graders who are smart, and full of personality and talent.  We will miss them, but wish them well in middle school and beyond.  I am confident that we will be reading about these students in the future as they achieve success in the classroom, on the fields or in the arts. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Toquam community for another wonderful school year.  As I am sure you aware the staff at Toquam is incredible.  I could not do my job without the support of Barb and Deb in the main office, our amazing nurse, dental hygienist, custodians and cafeteria staff, and our dedicated and outstanding teachers, specialists, support staff and paraeducators.  I am truly blessed to work with these individuals every day. I would also like to thank our parents for all you do to support our common goal of educating your children.  Thank you for entrusting us with their care each and every day.  

Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Marinello and Mrs. Asaro.  I am so lucky to have been part of a team that works so well together and shares a vision of what an elementary school should be for students, parents and staff.  I wish my friend and colleague Mrs. Asaro well in her role as principal at Stillmeadow.  Her passion, intelligence and smile will be missed by all of us at Toquam (and now I am crying - this is going to be a tough week).

Enjoy your summer everyone!  Be safe, have fun and don't forget to have your children do a bit of reading and math every day. 

Mrs. Beldotti