Letter from Administration

SUNDOWN’S

MOTTO

"W.I.N.-What I Need”

Dear Parents,

I am excited to continue to serve the Sundown Elementary School team this year. With a dedicated, caring and involved administrative team, staff, parents and community, a commitment is made to provide an enriching and rigorous educational experience for every student. I look forward to continuing to build a rich academic environment and a great place to learn for all students.

Our motto is “W.I.N.” which stands for doing what we can for our students to be successful through interventions at their personal level or “What I (the student) Need”. The staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your children. We will strive to continue to provide a high quality and rewarding educational program for each and every child at Sundown Elementary School. This year our administrative team will be the principal, Mr. Timothy C. Barker and vice principal, Mrs. Antoinette Griffin. Our counselor will be Mrs. Gabriella Rendon. We all relish the opportunity to serve the Sundown Elementary School students, parents and staff!

At Sundown Elementary School, our positive school environment fosters mutual respect for one another. This requires parent, school, and student responsibility to assure academic success, the development of appropriate social skills, the enhancement of student self-esteem, and knowledge of the Anti-Bullying Policies. We look forward to your continued involvement in your child’s education and your participation in school events throughout the coming year. Our goal is to strengthen the home-school relationship by building a strong partnership with parents. Parents have an open invitation to volunteer, to participate, and to share in the setting and achievement of our school’s goals for our children through School Site Council (SSC), the PTA, English Learner’s Advisory Committee (ELAC), and District level committees.

Administrators and teachers everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child’s success in school. There is no question about it—success at school begins at home! Parents are the single most important variable in predicting a child’s success in school. Parents model both a silent and spoken language in front of their children daily. One of the most important components of a good school is the partnership between the school and the parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the goals for Sundown Elementary School. By strengthening this partnership, the staff and I are confident that we will have a successful 2017-2018 school year.

Sincerely,

Timothy C. Barker

Principal

Sundown Elementary School

t.barker@westside.k12.ca.us

661-722-3026 ext. 17977

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