Aug. 1, 2022Dear Mission Ave Open Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! This summer seemed to go by quickly and excitement is building as we get closer to the start of another great year at Mission Ave Open. It is my honor and privilege to start my 5th year as the principal of this outstanding school community with devoted educators and parent volunteers who share a vision for creating a great learning experience for all our students.
For those who are new to Mission Ave Open, you are about to begin an amazing journey with a school unlike any other. For those who are returning, we look forward to welcoming you back for another year making "magic."
On Friday, July 29, 2022, all Mission Ave Open parents/guardians with enrolled students should have received a notification in their email called a Parent Blast. The email includes valuable information about our school. If you did not receive our email, please contact our front office at (916) 575-2362 to make sure our records are correct. The packet is available in English, Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian with many important details and reminders for you.Please take a few moments to read the information in our packet carefully and completely.We have new staff joining our team, bringing new ideas, talents and abilities that align seamlessly with our Open Philosophy. Please make time to welcome: Paulette Bickel (Special Education Resource Teacher), Geoff Smith (School Psychologist), Chris Langton (Music Specialist), Yeimi Zarazua (PE Specialist), Amanda Marquez (4th Grade Teacher), and Shauna Chatters (ICT Librarian). We are so lucky they chose to join our incredible Mission community.This past year, our school overcame many challenges due in large part to COVID-19 restrictions, and we are hopeful the majority of the barriers we experienced will be minimized or eliminated in the coming year. We remain committed to 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.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, stay healthy, and we'll see you soon!
Margaret Terzich, MA. Ed
Last Modified on August 1, 2022