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    2019 June Principal's Corner
    Posted on 06/24/2019
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    Greetings Loyal Heights Families,

    As we wrap up the 2018-2019 school year, I want to thank you for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating and doing whatever was necessary to support students – both at home and at school.  Special thanks to our PTA whom, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ safe, productive, and joyful school experience.

    That experience could not occur without the endless energy, skills, and commitment of the Loyal Heights’ teaching and support staff – who make this school the best school it is and a wonderful place of work and learning.

    We want to welcome our new staff members:

    • Ms. Kelsey Wilkie has accepted the new Kindergarten Teacher position;
    • Ms. Juliana Williams has accepted the position of 5th grade Teacher;
    • Mrs. Jordyn Radvany has accepted the Special Education 3rd-5th grade Teacher position;

    Returning teaching and office staff for the 2019-2020 school year are:

    Kindergarten – Mrs. Lepse, Mrs. Colwell, Mrs. Fourquet, & Mrs. Hottovy

    1st grade – Mrs. Guerrero, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Magnusson, & Mrs. Gayan

    2nd grade – Mrs. Schroder, Mrs. Edmonds, & Ms. Dahlin

    3rd grade – Ms. Vontver, Mrs. Morrell, Mrs. Fewel, & Ms. Gaffney

    4th grade – Mrs. Vaagsland, & Mrs. Ware

    5th grade –Mr.  Kreiter, & Mr. Hamel (4th/5th grade split)

    Special Education:

    • Resource services – Mrs. Dahl;
    • ACCESS services – Mr. Hill;
    • FOCUS services – Ms. Rue (Kindergarten-2nd grades)
    • Instructional Assistants – Ms. Smith, Mrs. Norman, Ms. Rodenberg, Mrs. Molloy-Johnson, Mrs. Singh, Ms. Johnson, & Ms. Tobin.

    Art- Mrs. Cissell-Anderson

    PE – Mrs. Payton

    Music – Mrs. Chutich

    Librarian – Mrs. Blangy

    Academic Specialist – Mrs. Saltsman

    School Counselor (full-time) – Mrs. Rider

    Speech Therapist: Mrs. Forsberg

    Occupational Therapist: Mr. Lattner

    Assistant Principal (full-time) – Ms. Sanchez

    Office Staff: Mrs. Katzen, Mr. Beaulieu, Mrs. Lim, & Mr. Dahl

    Custodial Staff: Mr. Binh Quach, Mrs. Donna Hoflack, & Mr. Hop Nguyen

    Keep in mind that teacher classroom assignments may change over the summer months due to increased or decreased enrollment numbers or unexpected staff changes.

    I also have additional beginning of the 2019-2020 school year information to share:

    • Jump Start for entering Kindergarten students is August 19th – 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a transition camp for our newest and youngest Beavers as they begin their school journey at Loyal Heights Elementary.(See school website for summer playdates)
    • Ready-Set-School is on August 29th - time to be determined.You and your student(s) will have an opportunity to visit your assigned classroom as well as the Gym, Music room, Library, and Art room.Classroom assignment postcards will be sent out in August. Take time to tour the school building and meet the staff.I hope you will be able to attend!
    • September 4th (Wednesday) is the first day of the school year. The first day of school will be from 7:55am – 2:25pm. That is our start time and end time every day except Wednesdays.The Wednesday schedule will be 7:55am – 1:10am. 
    • Kindergarten’s first day of school is September 9th (Monday) at 7:55am.September 4th – 6th are set aside for Family Connections time where parents get to meet, greet, and talk about their child with their child’s Kindergarten teacher.

    A final word to Loyal Heights students:  Thank you for your hard work throughout this school year.  It’s time to have fun and build memories with your friends and your family this summer.  Keep reading and keep laughing.  Best wishes to our promoted fifth graders, whom we will miss – please come back and visit. Have a safe and happy summer break!

    Until next year, here’s wishing you love, laughter and learning.



    Geri Guerrero
    Principal of Loyal Heights Elementary

    Liz Sanchez
    Assistant Principal of Loyal Heights Elementary