Welcome to Salem Church Elementary where the staff is dedicated to providing all students and parents with a positive educational experience, meeting the needs of the whole child and partnering with parents and the community. I anticipate an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning and to make sure that every minute, of every day counts for every student. We are very proud of the success our school has achieved this past school year in the Virginia Standards of Learning and we will continue to strive for excellence. We are proudly ushering into the 2017-18 school year fully accredited in all core academic areas. This is to be celebrated and commended.
We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential and enjoying coming to school every day. We want…we need…we value your involvement and support in your child’s education. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from the home, school and community. Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school. To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:
- Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
- Monitor your child’s homework daily.
- Expect and support positive behavior at school.
- Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.
- Join the Salem PTA.
In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved. Volunteers make a tremendous positive impact and enrich our educational program. More information regarding volunteering at Salem can be found in this handbook. Your child’s teacher and our PTA will also provide information. Please consider supporting our school in this way.
I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students. I extend a warm welcome and open invitation for you to visit with us at any time to see all of the wonderful things that are happening at Salem Church Elementary where Together WE Shine. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.