Principal's Message


 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Parent/Teacher Conferences are fast approaching.

Conferences present a wonderful opportunity for teachers and parents to sit down together to discuss academic and social progress.  They are a chance for participants to ask questions, share relevant information, celebrate accomplishments, and set goals.  Thank you, in advance, for arriving to your child’s conference on time.  You may want to bring a short list of questions you intend to ask in order to use the limited time efficiently and to avoid forgetting what was on your mind prior to the meeting.  To facilitate conferences, we will have two half days on Friday, December 7, and Monday, December 10, for parent conferences.  Dismissal is at 10:30 am. 

December is a month that we will be learning about lots of different holiday traditions from around the world.  Classroom teachers have invited parents to come into their classrooms to share cultures and traditions in your family.  This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to learn about our diversity.  It is my opinion that we are more alike than unalike.  Having an open discussion about our cultures, values, and differences breaks down barriers and leads to mutual understanding and respect.  Coming in January, our Shared Decision Making Team is hosting our annual International Night.  We will be holding the event on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  Be sure to watch for a flyer coming home within a few weeks.  Participation is always high, and many students look forward to this great event.  And yes, I will be wearing my kurta!  

Thank you to all parents and our PTA for your support of Country Parkway.  Your commitment to ensuring that Country Parkway remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring.  It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  When you are in the building, be sure to stop by and say hello.  Together, we make our school great! 

 Proudly Your Principal,

 Andrew Bowen