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Principal's Message (2022-2023 School Year)

 

Message from Mrs. Ahart 

Dear Wesley families,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. This is my fourth year as the principal of Wesley School and my 16th year in District 4. The past few years have been challenging for all of us. I am so grateful for the flexibility, caring, and patience of our parents and staff, who worked together to creativitely support our students. Despite the challenges we faced, we saw a lot of academic growth at Wesley last year and I could not be prouder.  

Strong family engagement has always been a critical part of student success at Wesley School. Parents are a child’s first teachers and important role models. Every parent can help their child to be prepared and responsible in school, regardless of their educational background and the language they speak. Opportunities to connect include email, Facebook, Twitter, and Remind, along with attending school events as much as possible. Please be sure to read the weekly S’more newsletter that I send on Friday mornings. You can click to translate this into nearly any language. This will always contain the most up-to-date information about upcoming events and important reminders. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher at any time with questions, concerns, and suggestions. It is also important to stay informed about what your child is learning. Your child’s teacher will keep you updated, but you can reach out to share if you notice your child struggling with the content or to discuss strategies for practicing at home. Another important way in which you can support your children is through encouraging good attendance. Students should be at school on time every day and avoid missing school as much as possible. We encourage vacations to be taken during breaks from school. Our family liaison and I will continue contacting families, as needed, to help support them with improving  their students’ attendance.

This year, we will resume our school-wide focus on social emotional learning and behavioral expectations. We will continue teaching weekly lessons from the Second Step social emotional curriculum. We will involve our entire staff with supporting these lessons this year to ensure that all of our staff is familiar with the vocabulary and strategies we are using to support our students. In addition, we will be implementing the CHAMPS behavioral expectation system school-wide to proactively clarify and remind students of expectations during activities throughout the day. I look forward to seeing the results of these research-based positive behavior supports.  

I am excited to see the academic, social, and intrapersonal progress our students make during the 22-23 school year. Thank you for your very important part in Wesley’s learning community. I’m looking forward to another wonderful school year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Katie Ahart

 

Principal

 

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