August 26, 2002



Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


Welcome to the 2002-03 school year and the second year of the elementary K-5 configuration.  Thirteen new enrollees have joined us this summer making our school population a total of 347 students as of this date.  Student numbers vary at each grade level: 58 in Kindergarten, 45 in grade 1, 65 in grade 2, 58 in grade 3, 49 in grade 4, and 72 in grade 5.  Some classroom relocations have taken place; additional classroom computers have arrived; and new table and benches purchased by the PTA are about to be installed.  As texts and supplies continue to arrive, so do eager staff members ready to begin planning for another exciting Sheehan School experience.


When you receive a copy of our school handbook, the information will describe how our Core Values, Philosophy, and Mission guide the staff in meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students.  Also included are routine safety and security procedures, health information, a description of student support services, and behavior expectations.


Each year the School Site Council develops a School Improvement Plan that identifies goals to promote maximum safety and security, technology, curriculum and staff development, and student achievement.  The plan for 2002-03 will continue to address these as part of the building of a new culture around a K-5 population.


As the year continues, you will be made aware of progress in the above areas.  If you have questions or concerns about these or any of the information included in the handbook, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Look for our weekly newsletter, Sheehan Notes, which will keep you informed on Sheehan events that speak to our school motto, Watch Us Soar.


                                                                                                Sincerely yours,



                                                                                                Joanne Hadalski