Aug. 5, 2021Dear Mission Ave Open Families,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope you are enjoying the final days of summer and are getting ready to launch into an exciting year full of learning. This will be my 4th year as the principal of this outstanding school community, and I continue to feel privileged to work with such highly-qualified and dedicated staff, wonderful students and their supportive families.
If you are new to Mission, you have made a great decision to join our amazing school. For those who are returning, thank you for choosing to stay at Mission where we will continue to work together to make a memorable experience for all.
This letter is lengthy, because there are many important details and reminders to share with you. Please take a few moments to read this information carefully and completely.
This year, we have added many new staff members to our team, all of which bring incredible enthusiasm, experience and talents that compliment our Open Philosophy. We also continue to recruit Instructional Assistants for our classrooms to offer additional support for all our students. If you think you might be a great candidate for the position, please contact Margaret Terzich immediately.
It is our absolute pleasure to introduce some of our new teachers and Instructional Assistants (IA): Maddy Lehman (PE), Leatrice Innocent (Music), Michelle Silver (K), Genevieve MacKay (3th), Guy Galante (4th), Summer Holtz (6th), Angela Saunders (Intervention Teacher), Anna Bates (IA), Ruth Snyder (IA), Courtney Beeson (IA), Jennifer Cox (IA), and Aaron Eskro (IA). Watch for more information coming to you soon about additional members joining the Mission staff.
Last year, our school community endured many challenges due in large part to the pandemic, and it remains unclear how the new COVID variant might impact our efforts to swiftly get back to normal. As a result, we will be focusing on two, key action items:
- Establish and maintain positive relationships between all parents/guardians, students and staff.
- Engage and support all students in meaningful lessons and experiential activities that inspire creativity and a passion for learning.
The events and learning experiences listed in this packet are just some of the many ways we intend to make "magic" at Mission. Enjoy the rest of your summer, stay healthy, and we'll see you soon!
Margaret Terzich, MA. Ed
Last Modified on August 5, 2021