Principal’s Message December 2013 - January 2014
Time has really flown for me in my third year as Harloe Principal. As a parent of two school-age kids, life is a blur! I’m sure many of you parents feel the same way. As the holiday season approaches, I hope you share my goal of taking a breath, being appreciative, and having some meaningful time with family. In education we are thankful for the opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we’re here. Their learning and progress is the school’s mission.
At Harloe we have much to be thankful for. We first thank our parents. Not only do they raise enormous sums of money to support our educational programs, but they also help in so many ways on a daily basis. They help supervise the cafeteria and playground at lunchtime, they tutor children and volunteer in the classes, and they serve on the Site Council and PTO. At every level, when we need something, there are parents
Thanks also to our fabulous PTO for sponsoring field trips to Rancho El Chorro, the Port San Luis Lighthouse, and the Avila Barn. We also thank our local fire and police departments for Red Ribbon Week and the Burn Relay.
As we start the second trimester here’s what’s new:
· A Facilities Master Plan Committee has been formed with the purpose of giving LMUSD our input as to how the Harloe facility should be modernized. Our next meeting is Dec 18 at 3:00 PM in the Library. All are welcome.
· Harloe staff has been working hard on getting ready for the new Common Core Set of educational standards and assessments. Harloe is a district leader in this area and will continue to forge ahead by increasing our use of technology for assessments and teaching. We look forward to adding another computer lab and wifi to our campus by the beginning of next school year.
Lastly, as we enter this season of giving, think hard about your gifts to your children. The greatest gift—the gift that keeps on giving—is education.
Our Mission Statement
"We believe all children can learn and we have the responsibility to ensure their success."
The Six Pillars of Character
Trustworthiness - be honest, be reliable, do the right thing, be loyal
Respect - treat others with respect, be tolerant of differences, use good manners, be considerate of feelings of others, deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Responsibility - do what you're supposed to do, perservere (keep trying), always do your best, use self control, and think before you act
Fairness - play by the rules, take turns and share, and listen to others
Caring - be kind and compassionate, show you care, express gratitude, forgive others, and help people in need
Citizenship - do your share to make your school and community better, cooperate, stay informed and vote, obey laws and rules, respect authority, and protect the environment