Dear Sorrick Families,
I am pleased to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! As the new principal of Sorrick Elementary School, it is truly an honor to join this outstanding community of staff, students and parents. I have had the pleasure of working in District 117 for the past nine years as both a teacher and a Technology Instruction Coordinator, and I have seen firsthand the district’s commitment to providing all students with a positive, caring learning environment and high-quality instruction to reach their full potential. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know each of you this school year!
On behalf of the staff at Sorrick, we are all excited to have students return to our classrooms and fill the halls with energy and enthusiasm for learning. Your child is joining an extraordinary community where he or she will receive a well-rounded education focusing on building the foundational skills and attitudes that lead to lifelong learning. At Sorrick, we recognize that a strong home and school partnership is the key to success. We are committed to working with you to make this an enriching, stimulating and successful school year for your child.
As the start of the school year approaches, I hope to answer some of the questions that you may have about Sorrick School. On Thursday, August 16th, Sorrick will host an open house for families. Between 1:00-3:00 PM, you can visit classrooms, meet your child's teacher and drop off school supplies. Friday, August 17th is the first day of school for Kindergarten and First Grade. A separate open house has been scheduled for Pre-K families on August 20th and the first day of Pre-K is August 21st.
Pre-K/Kindergarten morning students attend 9:00 – 11:30 AM and Pre-K/Kindergarten afternoon students attend 12:45 – 3:15 PM. The earliest that children can arrive to school is 8:45 AM or 12:30 PM for afternoon students. If you are driving your child to school, please drop him or her off in the back of the building. We cannot use the front parking lot for cars dropping off or picking up students because this is for buses. On the first day of school, all children should bring the postcard that you will soon be receiving in your packet with the name of your child’s teacher. This will greatly help us expedite the process of matching students with the correct classroom.
Be sure to mark your calendar for our Parent Orientation evening on August 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to learn more about your child’s class, tour our school, and hear all about our instructional programs. Transportation packets can be picked up at Sorrick School on August 13th from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM or August 14th from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Sorrick School office.
I also wanted to inform you that I will be taking a maternity leave of absence from the start of the school year until the end of October. I am pleased to let you know that the interim arrangements for this time have been confirmed and Paula Coughlin, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, has been appointed as acting principal in my absence. If you have any questions, she can be reached by contacting the Sorrick School Office or by email at email@example.com.
The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one for all. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
Your partner in education,
Sorrick Elementary School
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