Principal May News

Dear Fall River Families,

There is always so much going on at the end of the school year—I don’t think it can all into this one small page!!!  So let me be sure to encourage you to read all of the classroom information coming home in the next few weeks to be sure you know all of the fun coming up! Watch for field trips, Field Day, end of year parties, and more!

One of the most important events will be our Teacher Appreciation Week coming up soon.  Can we really thank them for all they do in one short week?!?  I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun PTO has put together to celebrate how great our staff is, and I want to thank everyone who participates in advance for helping us recognize the absolutely fabulous fantastic Fall River staff. Thank you also to all of the parents who nominated our teachers for the Encore Awards, another great way to show our teachers how much we appreciate all they do!

We are so excited to continue our summer school program; we are trying a tuition-based shorter program now that our grant has run out.  We will be offering a STEM summer school program right here at Fall River Elementary!  Parent orientation and class assignments will occur at 9:00 AM on our first day together, June 12.  We are also partnering with Alpine Elementary to offer a STEM/Literacy summer program more similar to the model we have had for the past several summers.  We look forward to continuing STEM learning into the summer!

Now that the weather is gorgeous on a regular basis, we are pleased to see more students walking and biking to school.  Please be safe during drop off and pick up; we continue to receive complaints about unsafe drivers during this time.  Drivers need to stay off cell phones, out of the fire/bus lane, and out of crosswalks.  Please do not walk through the driving lanes or parking lot; use sidewalks at all times.  It takes all of us working together to keep our kids safe!!  Thank you for encouraging kids to be outside, and to do so safely.

I want to take the opportunity during this last newsletter of the school year to thank you for partnering with me to do our very best for the students of Fall River Elementary.  The students of Fall River could not be more friendly, fun, and fired up for learning.  And what a superb staff, so committed to children and learning, supported by an incredible community of parents who truly understand that we all work together to do the absolute best we can for children because they are our future.  


Thank you for supporting us in delivering excellence in education and for having the Courage to be Outstanding!

--Dr. Guthals

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