A Message From Dr. Stafford
Dear Heim Families:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We are looking forward to a great 2019 here at Heim!
It was wonderful seeing so many parents at our Parent/Teacher Conferences last month. Thank you to all the parents who stopped in to share how happy you are with your child’s experience at Heim. We take our role in your child’s life very seriously, and we are proud and honored to hear that you are happy that your child attends our school. Your child’s teacher will be a significant person in his/her life this year, so continue to foster that bond so that you work together, share information, and head off any problems that may arise. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with questions or concerns you may have.
Your child’s most fundamental school-related responsibility is to arrive at school on time every day. When students are absent or arrive late unnecessarily, everyone suffers. Teachers spend time collecting makeup work and re-teaching things students miss when they are absent or tardy. Meanwhile, other students must wait. Research shows chronic absenteeism (missing 10% or more of school days) has a negative impact on students’ success in school (Source: L. Calkins, Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent’s Guide, Addison-Wesley, a Pearson Education print).
Thank you to all of the families who voted on the capital project on December 13th. The project will upgrade the music facilities at our middle and high schools.
Have a wonderful month!
Dr. Bonnie L. Stafford
Heim Elementary School