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Principal Newsletter

From the desk of Mrs. Sharon O’Toole

June 5, 2019

Dear St. Walter Family,

Happy Summer! We have had a great year! While this year was filled with its challenges and the potential of school closure, we came together as one family and stood strong.  We had the faith to move a mountain…and we did! I am so very grateful to you, our parents, for your support and participation in all our fundraising efforts. Please continue to send families to enroll in our school. As we continue to work towards raising our enrollment numbers, our deficit will also continue to decrease.

Our new Science STEM materials have arrived and we are in the process of ordering the new textbooks. These resources will help us as we align our science curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Next school year, students in grades K through 8 will take part in the i-Ready assessments for reading and mathematics. This assessment tool tracks students’ progress and provides weekly individualized skill review lessons based on low-scoring areas. Teachers will receive training on this in late August.

I wish to take a moment to thank our faithful lunch supervision monitors – Wendy Conroy, Ruth Latson, Tamika Latson, Robert Nelson, Yesenia Nelson, and Stephen O’Connor. These individuals were up at school just about every day, and without them we would have been lost. Thank you to our lunch mom, Teresa Rich, who worked every day to make sure the lunches were prepared on time, and every student had something to eat.

Whether you are traveling over the summer months or staying close to home, I hope you find time to relax and enjoy family and friends.

Most sincerely,

Mrs. Sharon O’Toole, Principal                                                                                                                         #SWSstrong

Mrs. Sharon O'Toole - Principal

“My plans for St. Walter School  – to grow and move forward. Highlight the things we do well, improve on the areas that need attention such as resources, implement a clearly defined Continuous School Improvement Plan based on data from test scores and bring back a welcoming environment where everyone feels at home.”