Glenview Elementary School
1775 Glenview Avenue, Anaheim, California 92807
Office: 714.986.1750 Fax: 714.779.2633
August 15, 2014
Dear Glenview Families,
On behalf of the Glenview Elementary Staff, I would like to welcome you back to the 2014—2015 school year. As your new site instructional leader, I want to communicate my commitment to serving students and families of our learning community and express my excitement about joining this “hidden gem” of Anaheim and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. I believe that we will be able to work collaboratively to continue the work already being done on site and I look forward to helping to create new experiences to further each student’s development academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our mission at Glenview is to support and grow the ‘whole’ child in a welcoming environment to better prepare each student for a bright future. We hope you will join us, our thriving Parent Teacher Association (PTA), our various parent leadership opportunities, our caring staff, and supportive district to make this a fabulous school year for all! We invite all our families and community members to our first Community Chat, held on the first day of school on September 2 in the Commons from 8:30—9:30am. Here we can further discuss our shared educational vision, teamwork responsibilities, and mutual desires for continued development.
I have been an educator for fifteen years, but truly a student willing to learn my whole life. I believe that education is a force for continuous improvement and change. I will take this vision to create avenues of excellence for each child, so that he or she may meet and exceed individualized goals and dreams. I thank each of you for entrusting our staff with your most valuable gift—your child(ren). We take our roles as educators seriously, and we would expect the same from you as parents and guardians. Together, our learning community can create measureable and lasting success! I come to Glenview Elementary after having served as Principal of Fairhaven Elementary in Santa Ana. My stepson is a proud product of Tynes, Kraemer, and Valencia schools within the district and is now a high school English teacher in Watts. My husband is also an educator in Redondo Beach, serving a variety of communities for over twenty-five years. My daughter has just begun her educational journey at Linda Vista Preschool and she claims that her “new school is awesome!” I have worked as a teacher and administrator at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels, in both high- and low-income communities. This experience has better prepared me to understand the formative elementary years and their significance to creating lifelong learners. This broadened perspective—as both a parent and educator—also allows me to better address the specific needs of each individual student. I look forward to meeting each of the 400 students of Glenview in September!
Please see the enclosed documents which will assist in guiding you and clarifying your role in your child’s education. Please remember that students must arrive to school on-time for optimal preparation for learning. The school opens at 7:35am and instruction begins promptly at 7:50am. Students will be picked up by their teachers on the blacktop at 7:45am and walked to class. Please don’t hesitate to call the office at (714) 986-7150 should you have additional questions or need assistance. You will receive a complete Parent Packet and Handbook the first week of school and updates to our website will be timely and frequent at www.glenviewbulldogs.org. We encourage you to read and spend time becoming familiar with these documents.
It is our sincere purpose to ensure that each student has a fruitful and fantastic year, receiving high quality instruction and support at Glenview Elementary School. We look forward to serving our families and students, working as a team to create positive educational experiences for all our Bulldogs! See you soon!
It is the mission of Glenview Elementary School to provide educational opportunities in a safe and secure environment, so that all students can achieve to their highest potential academically, socially, and physically to become productive citizens in a changing society.