Letter from Administration
Dear Sundown Stallion Families,
We are thrilled to serve as your Sundown Stallion Elementary School Co-Principal team during the 2019-2020 school year. With a dedicated, caring, and involved administrative team, staff, parents, and community, we are committed to providing an enriching and rigorous educational experience for every student. We will continue to build a rich academic and social emotional learning environment where students feel comfortable and safe. Sundown is a great place to learn for all learners, because we are committed to engaging students’ curiosity to help them connect with curriculum in meaningful ways, providing them with opportunities to problem solve, think critically, and collaborate with others.
Our theme for this year, “Setting the Stage for Success”, represents the idea that students will have the tools and knowledge to support success in their future college and career endeavors. Our dedicated team is looking forward to working with you and your child(ren). We will strive to continue to provide a high quality and rewarding educational program for each and every learner at Sundown Elementary School.
This year our administrative team will consist of Co-Principals, Ms. Amy Brouwer and Mrs. Antoinette Griffin, counselor, Mr. Sean Copley, and school psychologist, Christina Khoury. 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 belief requires all aspects of “the village” – students, parents, teachers, support staff, and community all coming together to ensure academic and social success. We focus on the development of social skills through the Boys Town program, the enhancement of student self-esteem, and knowledge of the anti-bullying policies and practices. 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), West Antelope Valley Educational Foundation (WAVE), and additional 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, we are confident that we will have a successful 2019-2020 school year.
We look forward to another year of learning and growing together as a school community. We are here to serve.
Amy Brouwer and Antoinette Griffin
Sundown Elementary School