Principal's Message

Welcome to a great new school year! This year is sure to be very exciting and full of many fun filled activities. Velarde Elementary already has so many wonderful programs in place and I am sure we will be building on those as well as creating many new memories.

You are important to our school and I want to encourage all families to be actively engaged and involved in our school. Together we will work to ensure that all of our students are working on a path to success. There will be many activities in which parents and families can participate in some of these activities include participation in our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), workshops, and chaperoning events. Successful students begin their journey at home with nightly reading and homework help. Please work to be sure your student has the home support they need to be successful throughout the school year.

This year our school district will be focusing on increasing student achievement and attendance. All students will be receiving grade reports every 3 weeks so that all parents are continually informed as to the academic progress of their student. Additionally we will be encouraging regular, on time school attendance. It is vital that all students are in school regularly and on time so they can have the most benefit from their educational experiences daily.

As you know, I will also be teaching the 5th and 6th grade class so I will not be in the office full time during the school day. I will be happy to schedule meetings and appointments with you around my instructional schedule-you may contact me through the school office and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

I am looking forward to working with everyone to achieve greatness at our Velarde Elementary School.

Mrs. Sherri L Rodriguez
Head Teacher/Principal
Velarde Elementary School

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