It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Slate Ridge Elementary! I am thrilled to serve all of you in my 5th year as principal! We believe that learners in our educational community should be provided with ample opportunities to explore, learn, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. We work hard to create a school where students’ interests can be used to propel their academics as well as their social and emotional well-being.
This year we will continue implementing restorative practices and circles to create a highly supportive community for students and staff. We have adopted a new literacy curriculum to better meet the needs of our young readers. Our teachers have been continuing to develop their instructional practice by participating in a multitude of professional development courses and workshops! We will be implementing Fountas and Pinnell reading resources into our guided framework to continue to improve our student experiences in reading. We are also working to expand services for gifted students as well.
Strong parent partnerships and open communication are essential for student success. We look forward to working with you this year to develop your child’s maximum potential. We highly encourage your direct and frequent participation in activities here at the school to make Slate Ridge a better place for kids. Our services expand the walls of the classroom as we are here to help families get in touch with community resources. We are just a phone call away!
Remember that you can stay connected through our website, classroom text apps, Twitter @SlateRidgeElem, and Facebook. We are all looking forward to another wonderful school year!
Micca S. Conley