Welcome Letter Sent in Mailing with Class Assignment:

August 3, 2012

 Dear Amelia Elementary School Families,

I consider it a great honor to welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year at Amelia Elementary.  We are very proud of the educational progress that our students continue to make each year and feel confident that this school year will yield even greater success.

As an educator and parent, I believe that students are gifts filled with boundless potential. It is through the combined efforts of the school and parents that we can tap their potential to the fullest and prepare them for continued success beyond their elementary school years. As our journey begins this year, we encourage you to keep an open line of communication with your child’s teachers to foster a solid working partnership.  Teachers and parents each have unique perspectives on children and a wealth of information to share that can capitalize on strengths and help students thrive in the classroom.  We look forward to working with each of you as we share ideas to provide the highest quality educational experiences for all of our students.

I would like to invite you to Open House on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Open House is an opportunity for students and parents to tour the building and meet classroom teachers. 

As you are aware, transportation has been cut to state minimum.   Bus transportation is only provided for students who live more than 2 miles from school and will only be provided from the child’s home address. Transportation is not provided from day care centers or baby sitter/relative’s houses or to go home with friends.   We will be functioning with the same system that was used during the 2011-12 school year.  Each student will have a backpack tag assigned based upon their mode of transportation (bike/walk, car, bus).  Regardless of the mode of transportation, parents must come to the school during the week of August 27-31st in order to assign and pick up new student tags.  The office staff will answer questions, and assign the appropriate tag between the hours of 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  If you are unable to attend during the hours provided, Open House will be another opportunity.  Based upon last school year, anticipate a long wait if you choose to take care of transportation at Open House. 

I am continuing to communicate with families primarily through the use of social media.  Log in to the Tiger Tales official blog site at www.westcler/ae/ to sign up for an email subscription.  Additionally, we have a Facebook site.  Be sure to “friend” Amelia Tigers for updates regarding news, celebrations and upcoming events.

We look forward to working with you this year and the journey ahead!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Walker                                                                

Principal                                                                                 

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