KATE WALLER BARRETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FAMILY HANDBOOK

4401 North Henderson Road

Arlington, Virginia 22203

Main Office:                            (703) 228-6288                              Fax: 703-228-8544

Attendance Line:             (703) 228-8545                     Clinic: 703-228-2091

Extended Day:              (703) 228-8534

Barrett Website:                http://barrett.apsva.us

PTA Website:                           http://barrett.my-pta.org 

School Hours:

Grades PreK-5:                                                                 8:25 a.m. – 3:06 p.m.

Early Release Wednesdays:                                         8:25 a.m. – 12:51 p.m.

Breakfast Hours:                                                          7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Office Hours (during school year):                                          7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Children should plan to arrive to school as close to 8:00 a.m. as possible.

Mr. Dan Redding, Principal

Ms. Ragan Sohr, Assistant Principal

Ms. Asli Hundessa, Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Stephanie Matadial, Principal’s Assistant

Ms. Sandra Espinoza, Educational Secretary

Ms. Alejandra Kaplan, Educational Secretary

Mr. Moisés Herrera, Head Custodian

KATE WALLER BARRETT

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

                    INDEX

Foreword ...............................................................................................................................................................        3

Statement of Philosophy .......................................................................................................................................        3

Addresses and Phone Numbers .............................................................................................................................        3

After School Enrichment ......................................................................................................................................        4

Arrival and Dismissal ...........................................................................................................................................        4

Attendance ............................................................................................................................................................        5

Behavior ................................................................................................................................................................        6

Bicycles, Scooters and Skateboards ......................................................................................................................        7

Books and Supplies ...............................................................................................................................................        7

Building Security ..................................................................................................................................................        7

Bus ........................................................................................................................................................................        8

Cafeteria ................................................................................................................................................................        8

Chorus and Music .................................................................................................................................................        8

Classroom Celebrations ........................................................................................................................................        8

Clinic and Health Services ....................................................................................................................................        9

Communication .....................................................................................................................................................        9

Crossing Guard .....................................................................................................................................................        10

Dress Standards .....................................................................................................................................................        10

Emergency Closing Of School ..............................................................................................................................        10

Extended Day ........................................................................................................................................................        11

Field Trips .............................................................................................................................................................        11

Homework .............................................................................................................................................................        11

Library ...................................................................................................................................................................        12

Lost and Found .....................................................................................................................................................        12

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) .......................................................................................................................        12

Parent-Teacher Conferences .................................................................................................................................        13

Prohibited Items ....................................................................................................................................................        13

Reporting To Parents ............................................................................................................................................        13

Safety Drills ..........................................................................................................................................................        13

Safety Patrols ........................................................................................................................................................        14

School Plan Advisory Committee .........................................................................................................................        14

School Counseling Program .................................................................................................................................        14

School Store ..........................................................................................................................................................        15

Student Council .....................................................................................................................................................        15

Technology Code of Ethics ...................................................................................................................................        15

Tiger TV ................................................................................................................................................................        16

Visitors to the School ............................................................................................................................................        16

Withdrawal ............................................................................................................................................................        16

Staff Listing ...........................................................................................................................................................        17

K.W. Barrett Elementary School - A Professional Learning Community

Barrett Elementary School is a diverse community of students, families and staff who are engaged and motivated to learn.  We collaborate to ensure high levels of learning while nurturing all learners’ interests and abilities.

FOREWORD

This handbook describes many of the things you may need to know about Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School.  Other publications of Arlington Public Schools also contain information you may need to know.  Those publications, given to you in the First Day Packet, are:

 

Policy Information Handbook    

Elementary School Program of Studies

School Calendar

School Bus Regulations (sent home with bus riders)

You should keep these materials and this handbook where you can refer to them as needed.

 

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY 

At Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School we are committed to providing education for a culturally diverse community.  Our instructional program encourages students to become independent, lifelong learners.  We maintain high expectations for students and foster a spirit of curiosity, risk-taking, and cooperation among the entire school community.  The educational opportunities at Barrett Elementary School promote academic and citizenship skills which prepare our students to be productive members of society.

                             

ADDRESSES, PHONE NUMBERS, RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Parents must notify the school whenever their address or phone numbers change. This includes home, work, and emergency numbers. The school needs this information in case you must be contacted in an emergency. School Board policy requires proof of residency prior to any address change in the student information system.

 

If you move from the Barrett attendance area, you must let the office know immediately.  Please plan to make an appointment with the Registrar in the main office to provide documentation of the new address.  Current APS policy permits students with solid attendance records to remain at Barrett to complete the school year, but once students move outside our attendance area, they must transfer to their neighborhood school or request administrative placement.

 

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT  

Barrett’s PTA offers a variety of after-school enrichment programs.  Please refer to the PTA website (http://barrett.my-pta.org) for more information.

Barrett staff offer some after-school programs for students outside of the PTA enrichment umbrella.  These opportunities include: Recycling Club, and Barrett Runners.

 

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL  

The Extended Day program begins at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast is available from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. for all students.  Only students in the Extended Day program or eating breakfast at the school may enter prior to 8:00 a.m.  All other students must wait in front of the school, and parents must provide adequate supervision.

The building opens for students at 8:00 a.m. and students may proceed directly to class.    At 8:00 a.m. teachers are in their homerooms – students may read silently, practice math facts, complete “morning work” or receive direct assistance from the teacher.  Families are encouraged to say goodbye at the front doors or on the playground in order to control hallway traffic.  Please understand that as all teachers are on duty at 8 a.m., they are unable to discuss your child’s progress with you.  Many teachers may be providing instruction to a small group at this time, and are not available for a quick conversation.  All students must be in class by 8:25 a.m. or they are marked absent.  Once the teachers mark a student absent they are unable to change the attendance mark – only the office may do that.  Please note that even a few minutes tardy is disruptive to a child’s day as the child spends the rest of the day trying to “catch up.”

 

School ends each day at 3:06 p.m. except on Early Release Wednesdays, when school ends at 12:51 p.m.  These days are noted on the School Calendar available on the APS Website and in the APS Parent Handbook.  Students who walk or are picked up are dismissed by staff at the front and back of the building.  Families who pick their children up from school walking or by car must indicate where they plan to meet their children (in front of the school or on the blacktop).  Generally, students in second grade and younger are not permitted to walk home unsupervised.

 

Parking at Barrett is severely limited due to the size of the staff.  We are able to offer a limited Kiss & Drop for parents who drop off/pick up by car. Parents who pick up by car should plan to use the Park Dr./playground exit at dismissal, so they can park on the street. Due to the construction at the Lubber Run Community Center, please be sure to exercise caution and courtesy when dropping off and picking up your child (ren). During the school day, drivers are reminded to exercise courtesy and care when entering Barrett’s parking lot.  Parking on the yellow painted curbs and blocking parked cars are strictly prohibited.  The Arlington Police will issue tickets to cars parked illegally in our lot. 

 

Except for children enrolled in the Extended Day program, there is no general supervision available after school.  Please pick your child up promptly at the end of the school day.  Staff may only release children to adults designated on the registration materials.  Families should provide written permission to the teacher for other adults to pick children up, and advise those individuals that an ID will be needed.  Unfortunately, we are not permitted to release children to anyone who is not the parent/guardian or on the emergency contact list without direct authorization. Your child’s safety before and after school is our first priority.

 

ATTENDANCE

Parents should notify the school by calling the attendance line at 703-228-8545 as soon as possible when a student is absent from school.  Parents should send a note or e-mail explaining the reason for the child's absence within two days of the return to school.

APS Policy Implementation Procedure J-5.1.30 Attendance states “The following will be considered excused absences:    

· Illness, quarantine of student, doctor or dentist appointment  

· Death in the family  

· Observance of a religious holiday  

· Summons to a court of law  

· Violent storms or state emergencies  

· Suspensions  

· Severe family emergency  

· All others approved in advance by principal (or designee)  

 

All other absences are unexcused absences, including absences for valid reasons when the verified contact documentation or written note from the parents/guardians is not filed within two days following the student’s return to school.”

Please note that family trips and vacations should be scheduled during breaks.

In accordance with APS and Virginia regulations, children that are absent for more than 15 consecutive days are withdrawn from the school.  Please see APS Policy Implementation Procedure J-5.1.30 for more information.

If you expect to take your child out of school during the day, please send a note or e-mail to the teacher prior to noon – teachers typically don’t have an opportunity to check their email after lunch as they are busy instructing students.  When parents arrive to pick up, they should come directly to the office to sign out and wait for the child.  If a child becomes too ill to remain in school, parents will be contacted and asked to pick up the child or to arrange for transportation home.  Children must be signed out by a parent or other adult authorized to pick a child up from school.

BEHAVIOR          

School is a place for children to study and learn.  A good learning environment for children is one in which they can learn without disruptions and distractions - one in which children can feel safe.  

 

At Barrett, we wish for children to acquire those habits of self-discipline which help foster a good environment in our classes, hallways, bathrooms, lunchroom, on the playground, and throughout the building and community.  The entire Barrett staff works with students to help them understand that their responsibility is to let everyone learn.  

 

Children are not permitted to be disrespectful to staff members and volunteers, to use bad language, to forge a parent’s signature, to harass other students and staff members verbally, sexually, or physically, to fight, to vandalize school property, to steal, to possess weapons, to bring dangerous materials to school, or do anything which disrupts the instructional program at Barrett and/or violates the law.  

Students are expected to follow the “Barrett 3 R’s”:

  1. Respect myself

                -Be safe inside and outside the classroom

                -Believe in yourself and try your best

  1. Respect others

        -Be safe and kind to others

        -Listen and be ready to learn

  1. Respect our school space

                 -Keep our class and school clean

                -Take good care of our school books, supplies, and equipment

Barrett staff believe in logical consequences, as mistakes are for learning. When a student fails to adhere to one of the rules, consequences will be determined based on the situation and age/developmental level of the student(s). Severe or repeated violations of school rules will be dealt with as required by Arlington Schools policies.  Those are described in the Arlington Schools Policy Information Handbook included in the First Day Packet.

BICYCLES, SCOOTERS AND SKATEBOARDS  

Arlington Public Schools prohibits using skateboards on school grounds.  Barrett participates in Walk and Bike to School Day and encourages students to lead active lives.  We urge families to discuss safe transit to school and back home with students, including use of helmets, crossing safely at intersections, and traveling in supervised groups. Students who bike or bring scooters should dismount and walk upon reaching the school property and have a way to secure their property on arrival.  Please note that bikes may not be brought into the school.  Scooters must fold up to be secured in the classroom and may not be used at all during the school day.

Please note that shoes with wheels are prohibited in the school at all times.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES 

Arlington Schools provide free textbooks to all students.  If books are lost or damaged beyond reasonable wear, families are expected to pay for replacement.  Supply lists for the next year are sent along with the welcome letter and are on the school website prior to the end of the school year.  The PTA also coordinates a school supply purchase program.  More information is available on the PTA website (http://barrett.my-pta.org).

BUILDING SECURITY

Security measures are in place for the safety and security of students and staff.  The front doors, side door, middle door and playground door will remain locked throughout the day at all times.  Students, visitors, and parents will be “buzzed in” by the office staff or the Extended Day staff.  Visitors (volunteers, family members included) must report to the main office and receive a visitor sticker. Staff is expected to question anyone without an APS or visitor badge.

BUS

The APS transportation office determines eligibility for bus transportation based on the registration information on file.  Bus information, including route, stop, and pick-up and drop-off time, is mailed to families in August.

 

Children must behave on the school buses in such a manner as not to endanger the safety of the bus driver or other passengers.  When children are reported continually for unsafe conduct, their bus riding privileges will be suspended and their parents will be asked to find other means of transportation for their children.  

CAFETERIA     

Students have the choice of bringing lunch to school or buying the school lunch.  Milk can be purchased separately.  Parents may review information about the “MySchoolBucks” program to set up a lunch account for students on the APS website on the PARENTS tab at the Online Payment Center.  Prices for breakfast and lunch are announced each year in the First Day Packet.  Cafeteria food cannot be taken out of the Multi-Purpose Room without the supervision of an adult.

 

CHORUS AND MUSIC

Fourth and fifth grade students may join the chorus.  Practice is held once a week. Additional practices may be held approaching concert and performance dates.  Fourth and fifth grade students may also audition for a role in the school musical.  All fourth and fifth grade students may sign up for band or orchestra – information is sent home in Friday folders (in September) regarding the band and orchestra programs.

CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS  

Throughout the year, classes may celebrate student achievement and specific events. As part of our healthy eating initiative, we ask families to not bring in dessert and “junk food” sweets, and instead focus on alternatives such as fruits (apples, melon slices/chunks, etc.) and whole grain foods that are not high in sugars.  

Please check with teachers regarding food allergies, and dietary restrictions.

 

Grade levels decide how to manage birthday recognitions in the classroom.  Such celebrations are generally held once a month near the end of the school day in the classroom.  Parents should discuss and coordinate with the teacher any plans to bring any treats. The PTA coordinates a room parent program that generally manages these types of activities.

 

CLINIC AND HEALTH SERVICES 

A public health nurse is assigned to Barrett part time. A clinic aide is at Barrett during regular school hours every day.  Parents are asked to give medications at home whenever possible.  If necessary, medications may be given at school under the supervision of the clinic.  In general, children are not permitted to carry medication with them. A parent must bring it to the clinic. Signed permission and medical instructions from the doctor are required.  The medicine must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container. Students may not carry or administer any medication (even over the counter) without authorization from the Public Health Nurse.  Additional information is available at http://health.arlingtonva.us/publichealth/school-health/ .

 

The clinic staff are available to support students and family with first aid, vision and hearing screenings, referral to medical and dental care, health education, immunizations, illness and injury assessment, funds for doctors’ visits and medicines, help with social services applications, mental health and abuse assessment and referral and case management of complicated and chronic cases.

COMMUNICATION  

Families that provide an e-mail address on registration materials will automatically receive APS school-talk e-mails regarding system-wide and school news. Families will also be asked to register for the PeachJar program, which will be another method of electronic dissemination of information.  

 

The school maintains a Friday Folder system in which student work, fliers, and school information is sent home weekly.  Parents are asked to review the materials inside, return those designated for return, and send the folders back on the next school day.  Barrett teachers are expected to respond to parent contact (phone calls, emails, and written notes) within 48 hours.  It is not always possible for teachers to respond the same day, given work schedules and meetings.  Please note that during the school day, teachers are generally not available to meet due to instructional responsibilities.  Appointments must be made in advance.

 

Teachers post annual “Curriculum Maps,” created as grade levels and teams, on the Barrett website.  These documents provide a general outline of the progression of topics over the course of the year.  These documents are subject to change due to unexpected school closings and other factors. Teachers in grades 2-5 use “Agenda Notebooks,” organizers set up as weekly calendars where students record daily assignments.  Advance notice of tests and quizzes is provided in these notebooks.  These planners are used across the county in secondary school to help students develop solid organizational and time-management skills. School news is posted on the Principal’s Monthly Blog on the school web site.

The Principal also has a twitter account (https://twitter.com/dredding_arlva) where special news and photos of school events are shown.

The Barrett PTA maintains social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook), a website, and listservs to keep families informed about PTA and school events.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barrettpta 

PTA Twitter (English): https://twitter.com/BPTAE 

PTA Twitter (Spanish): https://twitter.com/BPTASP 

PTA Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/barrettpta/boards 

PTA YAHOO Listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KWBarrett/ 

CROSSING GUARD 

Our four crossing guards are on duty at the following intersections one-half hour before and after school:

Please note that crossing guards are assigned by the police department and subject to change without notice.

DRESS STANDARDS 

Students at Barrett lead active days.  Clothes should be appropriate for the weather and activity and should be manageable by the student.  In addition, clothes must cover students adequately.  For example: muscle shirts, tank tops, bare midriff clothing and narrow straps, halter tops and short shorts or skirts are not appropriate for school. It is required that all children have sneakers appropriate for Physical Education (PE) classes and recess; flip flops are not appropriate.  Children may not wear hats inside the school. When students wear inappropriate clothing, a clean alternative is provided and parents are contacted.

 

EMERGENCY CLOSING OF SCHOOL

Occasionally weather or other factors may force an unexpected early closing of school.  Parents should instruct their children on where to go if this should happen. Parents provide this information on the emergency form in the first day packet.  The form, Parent's Instruction to Pupils on Emergency Closing of Schools, will be found in the First Day Packet and is to be completed by the parent and returned to the classroom teacher immediately.  Whenever parents change their instructions to their children, the school should be notified in writing of that change.

 

Weather also may force cancellation of school.  Local radio and television stations broadcast both cancellation and early closings.  One of the most reliable sources is the APS website: www.apsva.us .  In times of bad weather, please check public media, including the website, Twitter, and online news sources for this information.  Please check these instead of calling the school as staff may not be available to answer calls.

EXTENDED DAY

Extended Day is a program providing supervision before and after school for Barrett students.  Extended day starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.  On Early Release Days, the after school care is available from 12:51 - 6:00 p.m.

 

For further information and applications, contact the school office, 703-228-6288 or the Extended Day Program office at 703-228-6069.  Information is also available at www.apsva.us/extday.

FIELD TRIPS 

Field trips are an important part of the school program and are tied to the grade level curriculum.  Permission slips are sent home before each trip. They must be signed and returned at least one day prior to the scheduled trip.  Current requirements necessitate the collection of emergency information for children to go on a field trip; without this information completed children cannot go.  Parents and guardians may be invited to join the children on these trips as a chaperone for a small group. You can do so by contacting your child's teacher.  Please note that there are limitations on the number of chaperones that each trip can accommodate.

HOMEWORK 

In the elementary school a child is expected to complete daily work under the supervision of a teacher.  Frequently children take home assignments which have not been completed in the allotted time or which are assigned for practice to reinforce what has been done at school.  Upper-grade students may have long term assignments such as research papers.  These assignments are to be completed by the student.  It helps the student if the parent can provide a well-lit, quiet place at home where the child can complete his/her work.  While parents are welcome to review homework for accuracy and suggest that students fix any errors, teachers will review homework for completion and accuracy.

 

School Board Guidelines for homework are as follows:

                                 Max. Min. of                        Min. of Daily Reading

Grade                             Homework                        (in addition to other homework)

K                                      15                                    15

  1. 20                                    20
  2. 30                                    20
  3. 45                                    20
  4. 60                                    30
  5. 60                                    30

 

Should families notice that their child is struggling with an assignment and it cannot be completed within a reasonable amount of time, the parent is welcome to write a note on the assignment and the child will not be penalized.  Homework is intended as practice for skill development and mastery.  

LIBRARY 

The goal of the Library is to encourage students to become independent users of information.   A fixed library schedule is reserved for book checkout and return for all grades, and all students will have weekly lessons with the school librarian. All students are responsible for the books that they check out and are expected to return them on time and in good condition.  Students must pay the school for damaged or lost books.

LOST AND FOUND 

Lost and found items are kept in the hallway near the back playground entrance to the school.  We urge you to take time to mark clothes and lunchboxes.  Dark fingernail polish or permanent markers are excellent for marking purposes.            

     

                           

PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Families of Barrett students are encouraged to join and work with the Barrett Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  The PTA does much to provide special activities for Barrett students, teachers, and parents. More information is available on the PTA website at barrett.my-pta.org.  

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

In October and March, parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled on an appointment basis.  These conferences enable parents and teachers together to evaluate the student's achievement and to plan constructively for continued progress.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teachers at other times when the parent feels a conference is needed.  The Barrett PTA generously provides child-care during conferences.

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS 

School must be a learning-focused environment.  Some popular items for children create distractions or safety risks.  Therefore, the following items (this list provides examples and is not exhaustive) are generally prohibited:  toys, entertainment/gaming systems, iPods (and other music players), wheeled shoes, and skateboards.  

 

Some families provide children with a cell phone for emergency use on the way to or from school.  If you choose to do so, please instruct your student to keep the phone off and in a pocket, hidden from view.  Cell phones that are used during the school day are confiscated and parent pickup is required. At times, theft of these devices is an issue in schools, and staff cannot be responsible for tracking these down.

 

Anything that is traditionally considered a weapon, including toy weapons (plastic knives and swords, water guns, cap guns, etc.), is prohibited.  Bringing these items to school will result in significant disciplinary action, and possibly a referral to the police.

REPORTING TO PARENTS 

Arlington Schools uses two procedures for reporting to elementary parents.  Each year, there are two parent-teacher conferences:  one in the fall and one in the spring.  In addition, written report cards are issued four times per year.  Reporting procedures are more completely discussed in the Elementary Program of Studies booklet circulated in the first day packet.  Reporting and conference dates are shown on the APS school calendar.    

                               

SAFETY DRILLS     

Barrett, along with all APS schools, conducts regular safety drills.  Every month, students have at least one fire evacuation drill.  Over the course of the year, students will also practice Tornado, Earthquake, Lockdown, and Shelter-in-place drills.  Practicing safe responses to these activities ensures that during a real emergency, best practices will be used to keep students and staff safe.

SAFETY PATROLS

Safety patrols are on duty from 7:50 - 8:15 a.m. before school starts in the morning and fifteen minutes after school dismisses in the afternoon.  The patrols assist in helping crossing guards as children cross the streets, opening doors, maintaining order on the bus, and providing directions in the halls.  The patrols are selected and trained at the end of their third or fourth grade year and serve during their fourth or fifth grade year.

SCHOOL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Each Arlington public school has a School Plan Advisory Committee.  The committee is composed of the PTA President and Vice President and up to four additional community representatives appointed from a list submitted to the School Board. The primary function of the committee is to review and react to Barrett's School Management Plan and its Assessment each year and to advise the School Board on other matters.  Individuals interested in serving on this committee should communicate their interest to the principal in April of each year.

SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM  

The guidance and counseling program at Barrett School consists of academic, career and personal social guidance and counseling.  The school guidance program facilitates the development of students in the above areas through preventative classroom guidance activities.  The program is focused on teaching and learning.  Classroom guidance activities cover topics such as study skills, communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, responsibility, and peer relationships.

 

Through the school counseling program, counselors assist students in resolving personal and social issues which impact upon their educational performance.  Counseling is short-term and may be done individually or in small groups.  

A positive relationship between school and home helps foster the academic, social and emotional growth of children.  Counselors invite parents to meet with them concerning their child.  Parental permission is required for students to participate in either individual or small group counseling except in cases of crisis intervention or when parents/guardians cannot be reached after documented efforts.  If you would like to review the materials which are used in the school guidance and counseling program at Barrett School, please contact the school counselor at Barrett.  Parents/guardians must notify the school in writing if they do not want their child to participate in personal/social guidance or counseling.

 

SCHOOL STORE    

The Barrett PTA operates a school store in the main entrance lobby.  Students may buy school supplies at the store.  Store hours and days of operation are distributed with other PTA information in the First Day Packet and posted on the school store door.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Barrett’s student council provides students an opportunity to develop leadership skills.  The student council runs fundraisers and drives several times per year, and takes the lead on some activities.  Information about running for office is sent home in Friday folders.  Every class has a representative, and fifth grade students are eligible to run for the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

TECHNOLOGY CODE OF ETHICS 

(Adapted from full text Code of Ethics Policy Implementation Proc. 202.04)       

Students will

 

APS filters internet service within the school to limit access to inappropriate materials.  At times, students are able to circumvent these safeguards.  Such conduct is subject to disciplinary action.  APS provide Google Apps for Education accounts for every student.  These accounts are accessible from home.  Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics when using such resources outside of the school environment.

TIGER TV     

Barrett staff and students run a morning news program daily.  The news is recorded and shared via YouTube, and all are welcome to view the broadcast along with archived Project Interactive presentations at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Barrettpi

VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL   

During school hours all visitors to the school are asked to use the main entrance by the office.  All visitors must report to the main office, sign in and obtain a visitor's pass before going to other parts of the building. Visitors are asked to sign out when leaving the building.

 

WITHDRAWAL 

When a child must be withdrawn from school, an authorization for release of information form must be signed in the office so that records may be forwarded when they are requested by the new school. It helps the teacher if he/she can be given advance notice of a child's withdrawal

STAFF LISTING

Administration

PreK

Kindergarten

Dan Redding - Principal

Ragan Sohr - Asst Principal

Asli Hundessa - Treasurer

Sandra Espinoza - Registrar

Stephanie Matadial- Special Education Secretary

Alejandra Kaplan - Attendance

Lauren Smith-Janzen - Testing

Diana Bustamante-Osorio - Bilingual Family Resource Asst

Marissa Mulholland/Iliana Gutierrez/Janet O’Grady

Jake Ramsay/Maria Rodriguez

Jen Flores/Nora Parra

Susan Garman/Adela Jaldin de Herrera

Angela Settles/ Zoila Suria (Montessori 3-5yrs)

Heather Weir/Gaby Guadamuz

Lauren Winter/Maria Blanco

Erin Stansel/Ana Aguirre

Cristina Torres/Maria Enriquez

Morgan Welsh/ Nora Castillo

Andrea Donovan (HILT)

Julie Kaufman (Reading)

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Cecilia Bonifaz

Kerry Armstrong

Nancy Hensley

Kate Delenick

Martha Miranda (HILT)

Elizabeth Rente Sullivan (Reading)

Stacey Romero (Reading)

Ashley Giglio

Cara Doherty

Jane Jurkevics

Christina Torres

Kiki Delli (Resource)

Cindy McGonigle (HILT)

Elizabeth Rente Sullivan (Reading)

Jessica Idol

Katheryn Bussenger

Mark Head

Ginny Hutcheson

Amin Littman (Resource)

Karli Boothe (HILT)

Erin Cassedy (HILT)

Stacey Romero (Reading)

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Custodial Team

Megan Pearcy

Catherine Maness

Zach Porter

Abby Crain (Resource)

Karli Boothe (HILT)

Erin Cassedy (HILT)

Cindy Columbo (Reading)

Michelle Tercero

John Perry

Brittany Gillen

Persis Madella

Beth Nalker (Resource)

Karli Boothe (HILT)

Erin Cassedy (HILT)

Cindy Columbo (Reading)

Moises Herrera (Supervisor)

Blanca Castillo

Rodolfo Rivas

Jose Vasquez

Mini MIPA

MIPA K-1

MIPA 2-5

Heidi Stultz

Emily Hoovler

Gail Chambers

Christine Cunningham

Nate Giles

Amanda Loayza

Kellie Osborn

Tonique Mason

Loyda Alcantara

Functional Life Skills

Special Education

(Multi-grade classes)

Extended Day

Liz Halligan

Michelle Jackson

Rehab Ali

Nuria Guevara

John Stewart/Jen Buckley

Mary Kenny/Ariel Jones

Marvin Flores

Richard Barnel

Arts

Physical Education

Curriculum Areas

Amanda Thiel (Music/Chorus)

Meagan Carrick (Music/Chorus)

Amy Schildge (Band)

Jonathan Velsey (Orchestra)

Katie Aiken (Art)

Victoria Krieger (Art)

Michael Kennedy

Rob McLaughlin

Ryan Whitelaw (M/F)

Che Abdeljawad - Math Coach

Patrick Carmack - Math Intervention

Kate Carlisle - Resource Teacher for Gifted

Fred Delventhal - Technology Coordinator

Meaghan Heiges - Literacy Coach

Library

Exemplary Projects

FLES

Sol Hernandez-Puente

Nancy Costello

Arturo Ramirez

Victoria Krieger

Laurie Sullivan

Gisela Caballero

Emily Maldonado

Student Services

Coordinators

Therapists

Claire Vellente – Counselor

Lisa Nemeth – Psychologist

Wendy Cornejo – Social Worker

Yvette Bullock - SPED

Christine Zelenak - 504

Alisa Mohr – Speech

Janagale Moncrieffe - Speech

Cynthia Swarts - O.T.

Minnie Quinlan – P.T.

Karen Miller - P.T. Assistant

Lynette, Yoakum - O.T.

HILT/ Special Ed Assistants

School Based Substitute

Yasmin Escalante (Resource)

Alejandra Kaplan (0.5)

Melissa Poore

Tony Duran

Giselle Olaya

Cory Adams

Raul Parra

Sally Mohamed

Contact Teachers:

Art                            

Katie Aiken

Counseling                  

Claire Vellente

Gifted Services          

Kate Carlisle

ESOL/HILT & Testing          

Lauren Smith-Janzen

Instructional Technology

Fred Delventhal

Math                  

Che Abdeljawad

Music          

Amanda Thiel (vocal), Amy Schildge (band), Jonathan Velsey (strings)

Physical Education

Michael Kennedy

English Language Arts          

Meaghan Heiges

Science          

Laurie Sullivan, Susan Garman

Social Studies  

Jessica Idol

Spanish          

Gisela Caballero

Special Education

Abby Crain, Heather Weir, Yvette Bullock

Pre-Kindergarten

Jen Flores

Kindergarten          

Christina Torres, Andrea Donovan

First Grade          

Kerry Armstrong

Second Grade  

Cara Doherty

Third Grade          

Jessica Idol

Fourth Grade          

Zach Porter

Fifth Grade          

Michelle Tercero

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