Principal Newsletter

From the desk of Mrs. Sharon O’Toole

February 14, 2018

Dear St. Walter Family,

I know the students were very excited for our Snow Day. I heard about quite a few adventures in sledding and shoveling.

We have our next Eat Out Night this coming Tuesday, February 20 at Chipotle’s on 95th Street. Our families have done a great job participating in this, but this one is sure to be our best since we will receive 50% back! Please see the flyer in this week’s Yellow Folder and on our school’s Facebook page. Spread the word to family and friends to mention SWS when they dine in or carry out.

We are in the final stages of preparing for our AdvancED Accreditation Review which is scheduled for March 14. Schools are reviewed on a rotational basis every five years. Evaluators look at our School improvement Plan, ACT Aspire test scores, instructional strategies teachers are using, and student engagement in the learning environment. We are also required to prepare an Executive Summary which describes various aspects of our school. The new Executive Summary can be found on our school’s website under the About Us tab.

Our Science Club will also be returning in March for another six-week session for students in grades first through fourth. Students will use the scientific method and take part in experiments. Please see the registration form included in this week’s Yellow Folder to sign up to be a part of the Science Club (space is limited to twenty students).

I wish to express my continued appreciation for your support and partnership as we work together to achieve the very best for our students and our school.


Mrs. Sharon O’Toole, Principal

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.”