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Welcome to Samuel J. Preston Elementary

Dear Parents and Community Members, 

Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 school year!

Our summer has been a typically busy one as we have prepared for the arrival of our students. Our Buildings & Grounds department has upgraded several areas of our school, including creating a new main office suite with an adjacent nurse’s office. We have also installed a new, second computer lab located across from the main officein addition to other upgraded technology infrastructure needed to provide students with the access that they need to engage in 21st century learning.

Meanwhile, our teachers spent the summer engaged in deep professional development experiences, continuing to refine their teaching practices in order to meet the rigorous expectations for our students. Our custodial crew has been working day and night, often through weekends and holidays, to ensure that the school is spotless and ready for our students’ arrival on September 9th!

I want to extend a special welcome to families new to the Preston School community. I hope that you will join us for our Newcomers Tea and first PTA meeting at 6:30 PM on September 19th. This is a great time to meet other parents, learn more about the school, and orient yourself to the good work our PTA. Another very important date is our school’s Open House on October 2nd beginning at 7:00 PM. More information about this event will be sent home with your child soon.

On behalf of an extraordinary faculty and staff, we are excited about the year of learning and growth ahead. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of our school team if you have questions or concerns. Have a great school year!


Jeremy Barker

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