Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year. Whether you
are new or returning, we're glad you are here and
excited by the possibilities that a new year presents.
The Orange Grove staff is dedicated to working
together in a respectful, inclusive environment to
ensure we motivate all students to achieve personal growth and academic excellence. We firmly believe that together we can create an exceptional educational experience here at Orange Grove. We recognize that without your help and support we cannot make our vision a reality. Orange Grove Elementary is your school. The doors are always open. We welcome your active involvement and encourage you to bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to our attention.
I feel extremely proud as I visit classrooms and see the great effort our students put forth and the pride that they take in their work. It is wonderful to see our students actively engaged in standards-based instruction. I am privileged to work with caring colleagues who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to deliver research-based instruction that ensures great first teaching. We are so fortunate to have staff who go the extra mile to ensure that all students are successfully taught grade-level work every day.
We continue to build assets in our students through a variety of programs. Students are recognized for their personal and academic growth at our monthly assemblies. All students and families are invited to participate in our Family Fun Fridays, our School Site Council and PTA meetings, and to join our 100 Mile Club. Students are motivated to attend school and are developing an intrinsic interest in their academic and personal development.
I am grateful for the many volunteers who share their time and talents and who make the elementary school experience a memorable one for our students. Parent participation is instrumental to the success of the programs we offer our students. I am thankful for strong participation at our PTA and School Site Council meetings.
I look forward to continued collaboration with the entire Orange Grove community as we strive to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential.