Dear Sardis Families,
Another school year is upon us! We are excited to begin a new year with past friends and new friends. I want to welcome everyone. Sardis is a place where children come first! Our staff, students and families make our school a very special place.
I am honored to be part of this wonderful team. We want to welcome our new speech teacher, Laura Harwood, and our new counselor, Monie Shope. Eve Schaap and Monie Shope will job share counseling responsibilities this year. Some teachers have changed grade levels or instructional roles as well.
Jennifer King is teaching first grade, Mary Jane Ables is teaching second grade, Mandy Connell is teaching third grade, Debbie Rials is teaching fourth grade, Terry Fung and Margie Reed are teaching fifth grade this year. Kim Allen will provide enrichment opportunities and gifted instruction to upper grades students. Deanna Fawcett will provide gifted instruction to lower grade students, and will continue her coaching responsibilities. Nina Bravo will teach Spanish immersion to the two first grade classes that had Spanish in kindergarten last year.
In addition, she will teach the two new groups of kindergarteners taking Spanish. Our teachers will expand our enrichment program to included daily enrichment activities. Enrichment Clusters will remain on Wednesday afternoons. Enrichment allows students to learn by exploring an area of interest or passion.
I encourage you to become involved at Sardis. Join PTO, assist with cluster planning or resource ideas, volunteer to tutor or help in classrooms. We love to have our parents help! Parents, watch for PTO dates, parent conference notices, and informational meetings to be announced.
Our instructional focus will be expanding enrichment and learning opportunities through best teaching practice. Bev Moody is a Hall County math coach that will assist us with strategies and teaching practices to improve student achievement in mathematics as well.
My door is always open. Feel free to provide feedback, discuss concerns, acknowledge strengths, and share ideas. Sardis is a great place to be! I look forward to another great year!
Sardis Enrichment School Principal
" A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships!" Dr. J. Renzulli