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Strandwood Elementary School5
Posted May 12, 2014
- a parent
Next month our daughter will finish 5th grade at this school. She will join her two brothers as having gone K-5 at this incredible school over the past 10 years! From 2004 until now, our kids received such an incredible experience and education. The principal, Mrs. Kim, is awesome, and a treasure to the school. The vast majority of the teachers that my 3 kids had throughout K-5 were great. The parent community is unmatched. Our boys went on to thrive at PHMS, and one is now at College Park HS, and doing great as a freshman. I could not have asked for a better elementary school experience for my 3 children. My wife, who volunteered teaching FAME, Nutcracker, serving on PTA, and endless other activities would probably agree that Strandwood provided a network of friends and a community for our family.
I was so blessed to have one of my sons at this great on wonderful school for 2 years and my other son for 1 year. It was the best school experience they and I have had ever. Ms schuster is the best 2nd grade teacher ever she brought my 2nd grader from almost getting held back in 1st grade to him super excelling during the whole year, and at the end of the year he ended up with 16 A's. Ms Kim has got to be the bestest principle ever. Just love this school so much and wish my boys could have continued to go there
Our child is highly engaged at Strandwood. It is a wonderful school. The parental community is so involved in the school that there are often excessive numbers of parent volunteers for class events and field trips. The PTA does a great job of proving financial support for things like student aides and the FAME program, which is a program in which the children learn about to fine art and classical music. The yearly Nutcracker performance is an invaluable experience for the children--it provides them with vast enrichment, supports confidence-building and is a lot of fun. The principal, Mrs. Kim, has incredible energy and is always seen running around campus. She is highly engaged in her job and it is obvious that she knows what is going on in every single class. She is amazing. I feel fortunate that my child is having such a great experience and is developing a love of learning and reading at Strandwood.
Our principal Mrs. Kim is so in touch with the students. She knows everyone by name, and treats everyone with kindness and respect. The staff and teachers get down to business. They always keep us as parents informed about anything and everything.. the small things my child does that impact others and himself, how I can help him at home so that he can have more confidence in the classroom.. the parents I've come to know make our district a friendly and active community. I feel like my child gets so much attention, and I know the teachers care about him even after they go home for the day.
An involved and talented principal, dedicated and creative teachers, a vast majority of parents that choose to prioritize their children's education and create a welcoming community make this a school of which we are proud and in which we are fully invested.