The staff and I welcome you and your child to another exciting year of learning at Everett Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. We continue to strive to provide the best education for each student.
We set many goals and accomplished many tasks during the 2022-2023 school year. We saw sustained academic growth in Reading Comprehension and Math. A big increase with the number of students making progress in ELL and passing an ELL level occurred. All students, staff, and parents worked hard together to achieve success.
The focus of our school this year continues to be on increased student learning. We will continue to have high goals and expectations for our students and provide consistent strategies that prioritize the needs of all students. Attendance will also be a high priority with a goal of 97% of our students here on a daily basis. It is our goal to have every child in school every day on time.
Staff members at Everett know that student learning is maximized when everyone is in attendance and able to participate in the learning activities that the teachers have planned. Our Everett Renovation Project and construction will be completed this Fall. At the completion of this project, we will have many new and updated additions to our building. This includes a new playground with turf, a community garden, and an outdoor learning area. Each classroom will have new windows, lights, and carpet. We are excited for these updates and know these improvements will benefit our students and the Everett community for many years to come.
We will have many opportunities to get involved at Everett. Our Family Literacy Program Group meets every day from 8:30 am-10:30 am for ESL classes, visits to classrooms, and parenting information. We also have monthly Family Nights organized by our Community Learning Center (CLC). We will have quarterly Awards Assemblies to recognize outstanding student accomplishments. Students will be recognized for effort, character, achievement, improvement, creativity, and problem-solving during these assemblies. I encourage all parents to be involved and see the great things that are happening at Everett!
Our Open House will occur on Thursday, August 10th at 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and get to know the routines and procedures of the classroom.
There is so much happening this year and we look forward to another exciting and successful year. Please continue working with the Everett Elementary staff in order to ensure successful results for your children. I look forward to seeing everyone at our Open House. My door is always open for comments or questions. We look forward to seeing you at school!