August 26, 2019 Principal’s Message
Welcome back! I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
We have some new teachers that we’re excited to introduce you to. Mrs. O’Connor is our new kindergarten teacher. We have two new first grade teachers: Mrs. Hunsaker and Mrs. Spencer. We have a new second grade teacher, Mrs. Humpherys. We have two new 3rd grade teachers, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Nielson (Mrs. Joy). We have a new 4th grade teacher, Ms. Davis and a new 5th grade teacher, Ms. Clapsadl. These new teachers are wonderful additions to our faculty and we’re blessed to have them here at Arcadia.
We’re adding lots of technology to our classrooms. Some classrooms are getting Smart Boards and others are getting chromebooks. We’re working hard to make our STEAM school technologically advanced for 21st century learners.
Our vision this year is to inspire students to be lifelong learners and enable them to have the 21st Century skills for college and career readiness. Technology and a STEAM mentality will help us achieve this vision.
In case you’re wondering, Arcadia’s mission statement is as follows: Arcadia Elementary is committed to educating the whole child while providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes a passion for life-long learning, respect for self and others, and an appreciation for individual differences.
We have a lot of wonderful things planned this year and look forward to serving you and your children. We’re excited about all of the learning that is going to take place!