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    Welcome Back to School!
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    August, 2017

    WELCOME Loyal Heights Students and Families to the 2017-2018 School Year!

    I am both proud and humble to be your new Principal at Loyal Heights Elementary. Over the course of my transition since April of 2017, I have had the pleasure of partnering with many of you at PTA meetings, school events, and through informal interactions in our community. I believe that the partnerships between families, schools and the community are essential for supporting children's social, emotional and academic growth. The relationships between families, schools, and the community are the greatest assets we have for ensuring a safe, productive, and joyful school experience. Nurturing positive relationships, supporting a calm and organized school environment, and growing students up across six years of learning are my priorities as your school leader. I consider each of you an ally in this work.

    As we begin to prepare to open the doors of Loyal Heights into a new school year, I would like to invite you to be actively involved. Please consider joining us at monthly events: listed, defined and detailed below. Yes, we are still located at John Marshall (JM) building for one more year before returning back to our remodeled and expanded new building in the Fall of 2018.

    As the year gets underway, please be mindful of our bell start and end times for this school year only:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:55am–3:25pm. 1st Warning bell is at 8:50am

    • Every Wednesday: 8:55am-2:10pm

    Here are some important initial dates for you to keep in mind:

    · Jump Start (KinderCamp for all Kindergarten students) - August 21-25 from 9am-12pm. Call 206-252-5100 for more information

    · Lunch on the Playground – Kindergarten play date on August 23 (12pm @ JM building playground)

    · Ready, Set, School! Back to School Celebration - August 30, 5pm-6:30pm (JM building). Have fun meeting old and new friends.

    · Student classroom assignments - Postcards with your child’s classroom assignment will be mailed out on August 31st to all families.

    · Kindergarten Family Connection - September 6-8. Sign up or call to schedule your meeting with your child’s Kindergarten teacher beginning September 1st.

    · 1st day of school for 1st through 5th grades: September 6, 2017 (Wednesday)

    · 1st day of school for Kindergarten: September 11, 2017 (Monday)

    Please use the communication options below to receive all announcements and information.

    Website: http://loyalheightses.seattleschools.org/

    School ‘Beaver Tales’: Newsletter will be sent home via student-mail the first week of every month.

    PTA Loyal Heights News: PTSA newsletter will be email to families on Mondays. Update your email if it has changed.

    Enjoy these last days of August -- we have some terrific work ahead!

    Sincerely,

    Geri Guerrero

    Proud Principal of Loyal Heights Elementary

    Together we are stronger. Together we are better.