Dear Maugham Families,
Summer is now upon us and I am sure that each of you has plans to enjoy the weather and the extra time. I hope that you will have some great family time and will return safely and refreshed in September. Please take time to rejuvenate yourselves. I know for some of you this means being with friends and family, while for others it will be climbing mountains and biking through Europe. I know some of our first grade families head off to Italy after the in-depth study the students did this year; my family is finally journeying there this summer. Regardless of what you will do, the time will fly.
We have just completed an excellent year with many highlights and we will be bidding our fifth graders farewell in a few weeks. The end of every year is always bittersweet. Over the summer I will miss the sounds of children in every hallway in our building. Mrs. Walsh and I will have plenty to keep us busy until the halls fill again in September. The work we have done this year was single mindedly focused on our children and it makes me proud to be a part of this community. We want to thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t teach your students to this degree without a great school/home partnership.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to all school constituencies involved in the formal and informal education of our students. I would like to thank the teachers on all grade levels and in all areas for preparing Maugham students so well for their next academic step and for their place as contributing citizens in society. I want to thank our outstanding instructional aides and lunch supervisors who support our students in so many ways. We truly appreciate all your patience and effort you dedicate to our students. I also wish to thank the many parents of our HSA, and community members who have given so selflessly of their time and talents to enhance and to help innovate our school programs.
On behalf of the entire staff I thank Mr. Gorelov, our Head Custodian and his staff, for their great efforts to keep our building clean and safe this year. I thank all of them for being our “behind the scene” support, literally cleaning our messes and allowing us to perform our more visible, front and center operations. A big thank you also goes to Mrs. Martin who keeps our children healthy each and every day – I don’t know what we would do without her.
In this year I have had the pleasure to get to know 396 amazing children who have grown tremendously and be a part of a school community that provides such a warm and welcoming foundation that makes it possible for all of our students to be successful. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Walsh and my staff who have made this year such a success.
I also want to take a moment to highlight a few of our staff member who will be moving on from Maugham School. Two of our paraprofessionals, Ms. Isabel Park and Ms. Carla Gottlich will be leaving us to continue their education as they pursue graduate degrees in the field of Occupational Therapy and Counseling. We certainly wish them the very best as they move on to the exciting next stage in their lives.
I know one of the most awaited topics over the summer what class your child will be in next year. Parents will be able to log onto to the Genesis Parent Portal to find out the information. Please make sure you are signed up. If you are not signed up, you will not be able to find out important summer information. A Honeywell Instant Alert will be sent out to notify you when you can access the portal to find this information. You can expect the Alert toward the end of August.
Have a wonderful summer and we’ll see you in the fall.