Message to families
I am proud to be Principal of Vine Street Elementary School, wherein I was selected to lead after my good friend and colleague, Mr. Chris Stehr, retired this past June, 2015. Our school is poised and ready for steady academic growth, increased numbers of community partnerships, and high-volume parent engagement and empowerment.
To our prospective parents and families:
WE ARE YOUR neighborhood public school. Come visit us and take a tour...you'll end up enrolling your child. In addition to improving our instructional program to meet the unique learning needs of all of our students, our dedicated teachers and staff are amazing and caring adults and leaders.
In addition to strengthening our Instructional core, I am proud of our school's efforts to build and implement an innovative, daily morning physical fitness, community-building, and academic readiness program, our "Vine Victory Laps!" program, a revamped Student-of-the-Month, Perfect Attendance, and Laps Trophies Awards Assembly evolution, new investments in textbooks to support our Music and Orchestra program and students, investments, improvements, and grant-writing to support our fully-functioning Computer Lab, iPad Lab, and Library media center, and a tripling of our investment in during-school and after-school academic intervention tutoring programs to support identified students in need of targeted academic support.
We continue to build our parent engagement, volunteer opportunities, and education, too, through our classroom visits, schoolwide programs, Parent Center Workshops, and other events and activities. Join Us! Community investment and partnerships, too, will continue to increase. I encourage you to hang a banner on our fence to advertise your business/organization and our partnership! We are proud to announce that our new "DANCING CLASSROOMS of LOS ANGELES!" Ballroom Dancing Program for all of our 5th Grade Students, is well underway and is teaching our students wonderful skills and memories through social dance, cooperation, friendly competition, and artistic expression! We are on our way.
Again, WE ARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, AND/OR PARTNERING WITH YOU AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR SCHOOL INTO A MODEL OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and CITIZENSHIP. Respectful Regards,
KURT S. LOWRY, ED.D., PRINCIPAL