Dear Adelaide Families,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to announce that we added preschool to our school community. Please join me in welcoming our new staff members!
Mr. Barry Fisk, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Toni Rusnov, Interventionist
Mrs. Becky Stewart, Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Linsey Brown, Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Amy Patton, 2nd Grade Teacher
Miss Jenny Park, 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Sarah Wilson, 5th Grade Teacher
Miss Taylor Seil, 3-5 FCP Teacher
Mrs. Ruthanna Myers, RSP Teacher
Mrs. Susannah Balestracci, SLP
Mrs. Mercy Muema, School Nurse
Scholar success is the goal of every staff member at Adelaide. The Adelaide Elementary School staff is committed to increasing scholar achievement, building telationships, and using effective instructional strategies in our classrooms everyday. We will continue to implement the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) in the area of ELA, Math and Science. All lessons will be Standards Based, and all decisions are based on what is best for all of our scholars. The teachers and leaders are responsible for setting high expectations and delivering top quality instruction. I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school everyday, encouraging him/her to read for pleasure at least 30 minutes every night, monitoring homework and progress, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.
The Adelaide staff will be teaching social emotional lessons to ensure our scholars feel safe and welcomed at school. These social emotional lessons taught will use Second Step Curriculum and Zones of Regulation. We will continue our work around building a positive, safe learning environment for ALL by implementing PBIS and Capturing Kids Hearts strategies and interventions. We would love to have a parent voice on our PBIS committee. If you would like to be part of our PBIS committee, please contact Barry Fisk, our Assistant Principal.
In closing, I look forward to working with you and your scholars this 2018-2019 school year. I am confident that we will experience a positive and enriching school year. Please contact the main office at (253) 945-2300 should you need additional assistance.
Michelle L. Frank