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 fit 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 happening right now!  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 Teacher of the Year Awards, another great way to show our teachers how much we appreciate all they do!


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.  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 this year 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.  


It has been an honor to serve as the principal of this outstanding school for the past 10 years.  Though I am very excited to take on my new role in Thompson School District, leaving Fall River is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done--there is no better group of students, parents, and staff to work for and with, and share in the joy of educating and raising our future citizens.  Thank you for all of the fun times, coming together as a community to get through challenging times, and for believing that it is worth the hard work, for our kids, to Have the Courage to be Outstanding each and every day. I will treasure the memories of all of our Fall River Foxes forever!


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

--Dr. Guthals