September Principal Newsletter

Posted by Lisa Maher on 9/1/2018

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I surely hope you found your summer to be relaxing, reenergizing and enjoyable.  

The beginning of a new school year has always had a special meaning and a sense of excitement.  It is a time that marks a fresh start, exciting possibilities, and great promise. For children, it means new friends and teachers, new learning, discovery, and growth.  I look forward to working with you as we educate your children in these elementary years of school. These years are the most important because they lay the foundation for your child’s total school experience.

I appreciate that you recognize your child’s academic progress and enthusiasm for learning at this exciting time and know you will encourage it to continue throughout the academic year.  

In addition to engaging in an enriching curriculum, I expect your children will experience inner growth, with more self-direction, and greater understanding.  Nothing could be more precious or more worthy than our collective attention to your children.

This school year will be an opportunity again for students at Woodglen to participate in our theme ~ BE A HERO!

Be a “HERO!”  You can save someone’s day by performing a small act of service.  Not everyone can fly or bend a rod of steel; to find your superpower you only need to help.  Look to find a way to help someone in need. Open a door, clean up, or help a friend read or do math.  You can help turn someone’s day from the worst into the best. You can be a SUPERHERO even without an “S” on your chest.  A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his/her strength, but by the strength in his/her heart.

I challenge the Woodglen students to work on being a HERO to others this school year.  What can you do? How will you make an impact? Who will you help?

Our greatest heroes are ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things for others.  A HERO is any person really intent on making Woodglen, the community, the world, a better place for all people.  Woodglen students can be heroes one day at a time.

The home-school relationship is important to maintain.  The foundation of this relationship is paramount and keeping those lines of communication open is essential.  The use of e-mail, notes, and phone calls are welcomed and encouraged throughout the year. I look forward to a working partnership and a successful year.  

Our Meet the Teacher Evenings are:

September 12 for grades 3-5

September 13 for grades K-2

Both evenings start at 6:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM.

Parents whose students have Ms. Levitas, Ms. Mahoney, Ms. Kalter, Ms. Holland, and Ms. Hollander, please come at 6:00 PM and proceed to the classroom.

New City Library Help:

New City Library will be providing Homework Help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm when school is in session beginning September 13th.  The library is hoping to help more students this year! High School students will be ready to help as well as part of the program.

Early Release Days:

Please also note that Wednesday, October 24 is an Early Release Days (11:00 dismissal).

No School Days:

There is no school on September 10, 11, and 19.

Please visit our webpage to see our parent communication.

My door is always open; I welcome your visits.

With Great Excitement,

Lisa Maher