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Tanaina Elementary School5
Posted January 31, 2014
- a parent
Wonderful teachers and wonderful staff! We will miss them so much when we move. I love that they are so family oriented. In kinder and first grade the teachers were so happy when I was able to help out. Everybody shows how much they care about the kids. Family breakfasts, the kids marathon, family movie night, Jump rope for heart.... My daughter loves her teachers and so do we!
I have had 4 kids go to this School. Currently I have 2 and I Love it. The Staff is Amazing and the Teachers I've delt with have been Amazing, My kids cry at the end if the year because they don't wanna leave there teachers.!!!! :) Also they had 2 Sessions of summer school this year and my son was in both sessions and enjoyed waking up everyday to go!!!
Tanaina Elementary has the most awesome office staff! They always greet you with a smile and a positive attitude. They are always willing to help in any way they can. They are fun, energetic and friendly and it is immediately obvious that they truly care about the staff, students & parents. Five stars is not enough to reflect my feelings regarding the office staff (including the school nurse) at Tanaina. The front office is always decorated nicely for the seasons/holidays. Tanaina's office staff ROCKS!
My daughter has been a student at Tanaina since kindergarten and is now in fifth grade. Like any school , there are positives and negatives. The new principal is energetic and hardworking. Too much emphasis is placed on making math 'fun' ainstead of teaching the fundamentals.
I don't agree with the no child left behind act and this school supports that act no matter what! for that my child must go onto middle school un able to do the work they will ask of my child. Then what?
My Son has attended this school since first grade. I have nothing but great thoughts about the principal and the teachers. The teachers that we have had have all worked with my son and I to give him extra work when he gets finished with assinged projects/homework. I do not believe that there is a problem with discipline in the school, nor with the fact that kids are not learning. We do have a large population of Russian immigrants. Some, if not most I have met know very little english when they come to the school. The principal and all school administrators are doing a wonderful job of intergrating the Russian students into the school body.