Principal's Message

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On behalf of the entire Southwestern Elementary School staff, I welcome you to OUR school.

   The faculty and staff at Southwestern are proud of our school and our students. We strive for academic excellence while focusing on each child’s social and emotional development. Our students are significant contributors to the operations of our school as they help set goals, rules, and expectations. The classrooms in our school are safe, creative, and engaging places where students feel empowered to take risks and make choices.
   Highly qualified staff provides our students with many wonderful learning opportunities through Scholastic Reading,Reading and Math Academy, The Science of Reading Program, assemblies, and evening family events. These activities help enrich our students’ lives and improve their knowledge and skills.
   One of our strengths and points of pride is our collaboration among families, teachers, staff, and community. Working side by side, a school environment is created that increases academic achievement, enhances self-esteem, and promotes the joy of life-long learning.
   Southwestern Elementary School students benefit from strong parental involvement and support. Your involvement is vital to our students’ success! We invite and encourage you to be an active participant here at Southwestern through volunteering in our classrooms, joining the Southwestern PTO, and joining us for special events.
   It is my desire to meet each of you personally at some time during the school year. My office is always open. Feel free to contact me via e-mail, phone, or in person at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for supporting Southwestern Elementary School!


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