Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I am excited to serve you and your children as principal. We have worked hard all summer to continue to build upon our signature programs, and create some new ones. We had a very smooth start to the year and I am very thankful to all stakeholders for their cooperation and patience the first week. Our new drop-off and pick-up area has been a great success and several parents have reached out to share their positive experiences. Thank you for your feedback. In regard to the student drop-off and pick-up area, please remember that the afternoon pick up is always the busiest. To avoid waiting in a long line, and to prevent congestion onto Golden Eagle Blvd., please avoid arriving too early. Work with your child to find a good time to pick up after school that works for both of you. Most students will need about 10 minutes to go to their locker, visit teachers and friends, and walk to the driveway. Our staff will close the drop-off and pick-up area at 2:40 each day and walk the remaining students to the front office. If you are running late, please do not worry, just pick your child up in the front administrative parking lot. We will have them wait inside in the air conditioning with Jodi.
I want to thank all of our volunteers on campus, the Fountain Hills Coalition, PTO, and the Falcon Leaders for all their help making our back-to-school events run smoothly. Beginning August 21, 2019, at 9:00 am, I will hold my first coffee with the principal. This is open to anyone who would like to attend, and we offer it every month on a select Wednesday. Please check future editions of this newsletter and look for updates on our marquee regarding future dates. Please arrive in the front office and check-in with Jodi by 9:00 am. This discussion allows stakeholders to hear about new initiatives, updates on others, and an opportunity to share your ideas with us. You might also meet a new friend :)
Anyone interested in joining site council, please give Debbie Petrick a call at (480) 664-5511 for more information.
I look forward to meeting you and your family throughout the year. Please know that my office is always open if you ever need anything.