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Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

August 2019
 
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to E.R. Appleby Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year! I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities! This is always one of my favorite times of the year! I love the excitement of preparing for and welcoming our students to Appleby, including our newest family members--our second graders! It’s amazing how fast the summer goes, and before you know it, the first bell will ring in the new school year. I can’t wait to see the children’s smiling faces and hear stories about their summer adventures. Until that time, we are busily getting ready for the new school year!
 
As I start my third year as principal of Appleby, I am honored to be part of an incredible team of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about creating the best learning experiences for our students. We have developed a strong educational program that addresses each child’s social, emotional and academic needs, as well as celebrates their unique talents and interests. We promote an educational environment that engages students in meaningful learning activities that help them develop the critical skills necessary to become independent, responsible, and productive citizens of the world.
 
We believe that social emotional learning is a key part of our students’ success and will support them throughout a lifetime of learning experiences. So… buckle your seatbelts, because last year was only a ‘drop in the bucket’. This year we will be filling buckets by further sharpening our focus on social emotional learning. We are partnering with Schoenly school and their wonderful principal, Mrs. Jennifer Asprocolas to expand our program here at Appleby. You might even say, we are working towards a 20/20 vision of social emotional learning in 2020!
 
We also believe our students’ success is embedded in the community and the partnerships we forge with our families. Through my many years as an educator, I have seen, time and time again, the power behind these partnerships. Please know we welcome and appreciate your support and dedication to our children. Together, we will inspire and encourage your child to become a successful lifelong learner.
 
With my best wishes for a wonderful school year,
Nancy Torchiano, Principal