Theodore Judah Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Dear Theodore Judah Families,

Welcome to Theodore Judah Elementary! We are pleased to have you as a part of our school community.

At Judah, we emphasize access to a well-rounded education. In addition to instruction in our core academic areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, our students are also enriched by instruction in music, art, and our Science Alive program, which is a school garden compliment to our classroom science instruction. There are also opportunities for after school enrichment programs.

The newest aspect to our program is our Early Kinder Program. This class is designed to support our students who are age -ready for Kindergarten, but who are not yet quite ready for the current rigor of Kindergarten Academics. We are excited to offer this year of support, development and growth for our students. Their foundation for kindergarten will be outstanding. We continue to accept enrollment to the program.

Parents and families are welcome here. I encourage you to develop a positive working relationship with your child's teacher and to be an active part of our school community. There are many ways to be involved. For example, you may volunteer in your child's class, join the PTA, attend School Site Council Meetings and attend the principal's coffee, which is held the third Thursday of every month. Each month, we also send out our parent newsletter which also helps inform our community of school events. The newsletter is posted every month online

Because of our well-rounded academic program, and strong levels of partnership with parents and community in 2010, we received the honor of being a Title I Academic Achievement Award winning school. Additionally, our students continue to be competitive with the achievement of our local area criteria schools and consistently out perform the district and state average. We look forward to another successful year in 2012-13! Please do not hesitate to call if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Corrie Buckmaster Celeste
Principal