Dear Mission Avenue Elementary Families,
I write to you with great pride and excitement! As your new Principal, it is a privilege to lead an amazing team of teachers and support staff who are committed to rich traditions and innovative education. I have heard wonderful things about the Mission family of students and parents and I am very excited to get the new school year started.
With a background in teaching middle and high school students, I am keenly aware of the skills and abilities our students will need to accomplish their goals while in elementary school. Over the past five years I led a K–12 school with a focus on differentiated instruction, which helped solidify my belief that ALL children can learn. I place strong value on all aspects of the arts in education, encouraging students to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways and develop effective socio-emotional skills. I firmly believe learning should be hands-on, rigorous and rooted in meaningful relationships that build real-world connections for the 21st century.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success our school has accomplished while looking to form strong bonds with students, parents, and our community partners. It is very important to me that our campus remains a safe environment where students feel a sense of belonging and are eager to learn when they arrive each morning. This commitment enables our students to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input.
This year, we welcome Morgan McAllister (1st Grade Teacher), Jennifer Montiel (4th Grade Teacher), and Jessica York (Clerk). All these fantastic additions come with great experience and are excited to join the team.
More information will be coming home soon, so please be sure you receive our weekly blasts and online school calendar for upcoming events. If you do not receive our blasts, please contact Jessica York in the front office and she’ll make sure you are added to our system.
Below are dates you will want to save in your calendar for the 2018-2019 school year at Mission.
Thursday, August 9th – Class lists will be posted in Multi-Purpose Room from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 10th – Class lists will be posted in Multi-Purpose Room from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14th - PTA Back to School Social at Mission Avenue Open from 5 – 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher in a picnic-style, relaxing environment.
Thursday, August 16th – First Day of School starting at 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Please note the early release time of 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays in your calendar.)
Thursday, August 16th – PTA Back to School Tea from 8:15 – 9 a.m. in the multipurpose room. (Thank you to MAOs PTA for hosting!)
Note: Our new school hours for the year will be 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. every day except Thursdays with exception of the kindergarten schedule. See your kindergarten teacher for more details.
I look forward to working with you as a team to help every student at Mission meet their goals and have a memorable school year. Go Mission!
Margaret Terzich, Principal
The latest Principal's Message can be found on: https://www.sanjuan.edu/domain/1111