April 29, 2012
I have two children at Spreckels. My husband and I have always been involved with PTA, School Site Committee, general volunteering and as room parent. The principal, Dr. Fernandez, is great to work with, I can always find her and talk to her face-to-face about any issue or question I have. The teachers my kids have had are creative, flexible, and intelligent. My son's teacher, Ms. Sparks, gives him more challenging math when necessary. Last year, his teacher, Ms. Nordlow, made sure he was in the proper reading group and his reading dramatically improved with help and advice from his teachers (Mrs. Stevens, Ms. Nava, Ms. Sparks). Our PTA is super-active and provides the school with money for all sorts of things including field trips, Earth Day, Running Club, Garden Club, Assemblies, and a new art program. My son has drama, my daughter has dance and they love it! The school also provides music and computers on top of the Spanish language classes. I feel we are so lucky to send our kids to a school with such a broad range of classes and activities. I wish that parents who complain would spend more time getting involved; the more you put in, the more you get back.
- submitted by a parent