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  • akoch Hello Camelot Knights, families and community,

    My name is Andre Koch, and I am the proud Principal of Camelot Elementary.  I am deeply honored to serve and lead the Camelot school community to continued success and achievement.  Our theme for the 2019-20 school year is Be Brave.  This theme fits greatly into the work that we are doing throughout Federal Way Public Schools. 

    This year we are launching aspirational goals tied to our FWPS Strategic Plan.  Our first aspirational goal will be by 2022; 80% of 3rd-grade scholars will be meeting or exceeding the grade-level standard in ELA. Next, by 2022, 100% of Camelot scholars will be participating in at least 95% of classroom instructional time as measured by attendance. Lastly, at Camelot by 2022, we will end disproportionality in discipline amongst different subgroups.

    To reach these goals, we truly must Be Brave and have a courageous commitment to academic improvement (Goal 4 Content Area Competence) and social-emotional learning (Goal 2 Whole Child).  Camelot staff are busy this summer setting up their classrooms, continuing our professional learning, and taking bold steps to Be Brave in our commitment to the success of each and every Camelot Knight. We are also continuing our push for developing strong family partnerships.  You will continue to hear from us as partners in your scholar's education, sharing successes, challenges, and always putting the scholar first in our work ahead. 

    As always look for positive phone calls home, Weekly Camelot Callouts, email updates, Thursday folders, and more.  We are proud of our family engagements events and hope that you join us at our Anti-Bullying Night Friday, October 4th at 5:30.  We will be showing the film Wonder and sending home discussion questions for families to engage around our Bullying Prevention Second Step unit. We are also wearing orange on Wednesday, October 23rd as we Unite Against Bullying.  Our school STEM night will be Thursday, October 24th, can't wait to see you there.  Together we can make a difference for our Knights to ensure that each of them has a voice, a dream, and a bright future.

    Best regards,
    Andre Koch,
    (253) 945-2500

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