Albert Schweitzer Elementary School Welcome Letter from Kathleen Brewster
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to Albert Schweitzer Elementary School. As we look forward to an exciting year, we expect our students to perform their best. Our students will have opportunities to read and write independently, use a variety of ways to solve problems, and demonstrate healthy habits. A balanced literacy program provides a plan designed to help all students learn to read and write effectively. To support reading and writing, strategies from The Daily Five will also be used. The five parts include: read to one-self, read to someone, work on writing, listen to reading, and spelling/word work. These approaches promote independent learning.
We will continue to provide ways for students to reach their fullest potential. Each student will be held to high academic and behavior standards. The continued use of a balanced literacy program, varied resources, and best practices will provide a quality instructional program that meets the individual needs of our students. We will be launching a new Positive School-wide Behavior Support plan that promotes a learning environment that is nurturing, safe, and supportive. It also focuses on students making good choices and being responsible for their behavior. Your continued support is also needed as we continue to stress health awareness. Helping our students to select healthy foods and participate in activities that support the development of healthy bodies will benefit them in the future. With everyone working together as a TEAM, we can achieve our goals.
Continuous communication between and among parents and students that is clear, consistent, and specific is one of the keys to a successful and safe environment, where academic excellence prevails. Our handbook has been created to inform our school community of our expectations and available services. If we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call. You can reach us at 215-809-6380. Your continued support and contributions are important to the success of our total school program.
Kathleen Brewster, Principal
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship"