Return to Headlines

February 17, 2023 Friday Message

February 17, 2023 Friday Message


Dear families,

We will have an interim assistant principal who will begin next week. Her name is Ms. Catherine Yanello and she is a retired WCPSS principal. She’ll be with us for about a month while we complete our interview process. I’ll share her contact information once she starts. Remember, Mrs. Griffin’s email address did not change so you can always send her an encouraging word!

Carpool families, please do not driveway entrances so our buses can’t get in and out. It delays transitions inside the building and impacts bus routes. 

All families-Please do not send candy, soda, and gum for kids for lunch/snack. 

5th Grade families-Please monitor your child’s cell phone usage. We have been informed that students are having “all nighters.” They are staying up all next to text each other in chat groups. 

Positivity Project trait for the week of February 20- Humility

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humility. Humility means you do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.

Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of humility with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Middle School Registration: Coming Soon!

Hello rising 6th grade parents!

It’s that time of the year! Soon your students will be making their elective choices for their middle school electives! Electives are courses that are not core courses such as ELA, Math, Social Studies or Science. These are courses that your student gets to choose. The window for students to make elective choices opens March 13th-April 14th. A parent letter will be sent home with your child with more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here is a link where you and your child can see the various electives that their respective middle school has, as well as other information. Students will be making their elective choices at school with the school counselor so please do not submit choices at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school counselors Ms. Knight and Mrs. Guillen

Have a great weekend!

~Dr. Sykes


  • Feb. 20th-No School (Presidents' Day)
school logo