Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Enders Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
  6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college 

Our school will be participating in an important district initiative this year called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, (PBIS). It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems.

Enders version of PBIS includes focusing on positive reinforcement through the PRIDE acronym:

P=Positivity
R=Respectful/Responsible
I=Integrity
D=Determination
E=Excellence

Students demonstrating PRIDE on campus, in their classrooms, and out on the playground may receive a PRIDE slip. The PRIDE slip is a duplicate copy; one copy remains at school and is submitted in our monthly raffle during our Student of the Month assemblies and the other copy goes home in order to allow our parents to see the good deeds being done at school. 

I am also attaching a copy of our Enders Parent/Student Handbook and School Compact so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

The wonderful Enders staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.

Sincerely,

Michelle Askew

Principal, Enders Elementary School