It is a pleasure to volunteer for this school. I did for the Third grade teacher, Debra Ramirez. She is the best teacher! Why? She has child development knowledge and she is skilled with children. Mrs. Ramirez delegated tasks to the children, giving each one an opportunity to be a leader. The children knew their routine. I observed the children treat each other with much respect, and they had it for their teacher as well. I found them enjoying learning together. Every Friday was a School Spirit day where everyone gathered together outside to honor a student who has picked a college to attend! Furthering education is a priority at this elementary school. I find it fascinating that one third grade student informed me she is going to be an engineer! This is a wonderful school, promoting future education and respect for every individual!
The packets that go home with the student indicate exactly what is expected to return. There is accountability with the student and the parent signing off on the worksheets. There is spelling to learn, sentences to write, and all the subjects to practice each night but Friday.
Yes. I've seen school projects showing amazing ideas and determination to accomplish the project. To learn a poem to recite to the class, to play Math Bingo and get the right answers to win! To think about a career path and study the higher education pathways to chose a school.
Yes. The teachers promote respect for the classroom routine and for having the assignments done on time. Being punctual, giving the teacher their full attention, and respecting each other's space and property is evident. Respecting school property is evident.
Volunteering for third grade class and helping with reading, math, and English, I notice the students being supportive and encouraging to each other. Being socially appropriate is a priority at this school. I observed this when the children interact during their studies, at lunchtime, at playtime. I overhear them ask, "How would you feel if that happened to you?"
They do this by demonstrating unity. I get the sense that every student is important and that doing their homework, being accountable is very important. The children know what is expected of them and the teachers and staff back it up! The school has activities that include the children, family, and the community.
The Principal and Teachers encourage a school spirit in the teacher. I like that each Friday, all students and staff gather together in their School spirit attire to celebrate their school. They sing and do a cheer while also featuring the individual who has selected a college and a career path. The children get along well with each other too. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Ramirez. All the teachers my grandchild has had are devoted to teaching very well. The campus is well taken care of as well.
My kids and I think this is a warm and friendly school with dedicated staff. I am a bit concerned with the newer principal because I have heard ethical rumors about her personal choices and integrity that I do not want my children exposed to. She seems good with parents and children but not as strong as a leader who needs to positively progress the school.
My son has attended Metteer elementary for kindergarten. At first I hesitated, but decided to try Metteer. I have been completely pleased with the past year. I am very active at the school and volunteer weekly in my sons class. His teacher is wonderful, she strives to provide good academics for the children, but also do activities relating to being children. My son could not write his name when he started. Now he writes his entire name perfectly, has learned new words, can spell some of them and read them. I have been very impressed with the outcome this year 2009-2010. We also had a new principle start in August and she has been wonderful. She cares about the children, staff and has made Metteer Elementary and incredible school to take your children to.