Welcome back to all of our new and returning families to Live Oak. We hope you had a wonderful and restful summer. As we enter our sixth year at Live Oak we continue to be a large elementary school with a close knit community. This has been evident to me all summer as I saw our Ed Fund and PTA parent volunteers working to bring our on line registration to fruition. This week we launched all of our Registration forms on line for our families to download. Many directions accompanied the forms and although we thought we got all the kinks out, there were still a few glitches. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you at one of our registration times next week.
As I begin my third year at Live Oak, we also see some staff changes this year. Mrs. Leah Dubinsky joins us as our new assistant principal and she is delighted to come to Live Oak. While most of our teaching staff will be returning to Live Oak we are excited to welcome teachers to different grade levels as well as some new additions to our team. Our staff is highly qualified and committed to preparing your students for the world that awaits them and becoming digital citizens as well as meeting their social and emotional needs.
Many of our staff taught summer school, while others continued their own professional development in a variety of core content areas. Our 4th and 5th grade team taught at our district’s I Power Summer Institute and received rave reviews for sharing their technology knowledge. I am very proud to work with our staff and families as we all get ready for the 2012-13 school year.
Please remember that the first days of school are busy ones and we ask you to plan to arrive at school in plenty of time. Safety of our students is of prime concern. Please follow traffic safety rules as you enter our upper and lower parking lots. There is carpool drop off only on the upper campus. Our kindergarten families need to park and walk students into the Kindergarten gates. Students riding bikes and scooters need to wear helmets and follow the bike safety rules and walk their bikes to the bike rack. Please be courteous and use our crosswalks to walk your students on the campus.
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year and we look forward to meeting all of you and seeing you at school this year.