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McClure Elementary School

Message from Principal Rivera

Here at McClure Elementary School we believe that all children can achieve at high levels and they deserve our finest teaching on a daily basis. This is a task we must accomplish together. We will need your help and support throughout your child's educational journey. Together, our high expectations will help every McClure child reach their full potential as a student and developing young community member.

Your child's school success is highly dependent upon the relationship that exists between parent, teacher and child. Whether you are working full time or stay at home, make sure you take time every day to connect and be present with your child. Talk to your child about what they are doing in school, have your child read to you, provide a quiet place to do homework every day and help your child stay organized. On going collaboration between the home and school is essential to both your child's academic and social success. We invite you to become involved at our school, so together we can demonstrate to your child the value and importance of a successful school life. When parents and the school successfully work together, children are more successful and their love of learning increases. There are many avenues for parents and community members to get involved at our school. We'd love to have you volunteer in our classrooms or help at one of our many school functions throughout the year.

It has been said that "the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body." I believe children are the world's single greatest resource and we must do everything possible to ensure they achieve at the highest levels and are able to lead thriving adult lives. It is our vision at McClure Elementary to raise student achievement by making teaching and learning the top priority for every child, every day. We will work endlessly to meet the needs of all our students, whether they're in need of additional support or in need of even more challenging content.

As principal, I will be transparent in strengthening my knowledge and skills in instructional leadership to increase student achievement. Teachers and all instructional staff are expected to make continuous improvement in their instructional delivery, study teacher practice, monitor student progress, reflect, analyze data and improve their instruction with coaching and professional development. Our commitment is to continuous improvement and all students archiving at the highest level. Every day the learning is intentionally tied to learning standards that students are being asked to master. And teachers are working to share these learning targets with their students. What this means is students know what they are learning and how they will be asked to show understanding of the skill. Teachers have set high expectations for all students and the result is that they are ready and prepared for the next grade level.

The information on our website is intended to be of assistance to you and your child, and it should help clarify several aspects of our school. You will find information about school programs, schedules, procedures and policies of McClure Elementary. I invite all of you to come in so we may meet and get know one another. There will be times when I will be in the classrooms working with teachers, support staff, students and instructional coaches and will not be available. I encourage you to set up an appointment with my secretaries. Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please feel free to call 882-7100, email jrivera@gsd200.org or stop by the office at any time. Our door is always open and we welcome your participation and feedback. We look forward to being partners in your child's education.

Respectfully,
Jose Rivera, Principal

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