With our experience for the first year, everything seems to have gone very smoothly. The principal is just great! You really would have to meet him to get what I mean, he's great with kids, on top of things, he's informative and has concerns just as any of us parents would, since he is a parent to young kids. He knows!! The teacher we had this year, it was her first year and things turned out to be sooo good. Our son was sad at the end of the year, he'll miss his teacher and friends...we keep reminding him, he'll still see them :)
My two children have been attending this school for the past 2 years. This is a great school with great leadership. Greg Brown, the principal, is very capable and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is great with the children. He is the best part of the school. The teachers seem well-educated and have good academic plans. The best thing about the teachers is that they are always open to comments and questions from parents. This school relies upon parent involvement and support, and they seem to get it. I was disappointed when music was cut from the earlier grades. They have a great anti-bullying program and a reward/award system that promotes not only academic excellence but behavior excellence as well. My children like this school- and they are the best critics!
Staff and educators, for the most part, really do well to provide the students with a fair and respectful learning environment. The play areas and gym are well-equipped and put to good use. The PTA is excellent and there are several events each season to support the family-school relationship. Teachers are open to discussing and assisting with any issues or concerns, although any learning or behavioral issues require that the parent be the child's advocate to be sure the child's needs are met and understood. Parental involvement and volunteering is strongly encouraged and appreciated. Be sure to introduce yourselves and become familiar with what this school has to offer to make the most of your children's educational experience.