I'm trying to continue using this blog, I don't have everything updated yet but am working on it. Please be patient.
I'm hoping this finds the Woodland Community enjoying a fabulous summer including a great 4th of July weekend. This is Toni Beckler and I wanted to take a second and tell you all how excited I am to be the new principal of Woodland Elementary. It became official on July 1st. I can't think of a better opportunity than to work with this amazing staff, these incredible students, and such a supportive community. I truly feel blessed.
We have a lot of changes happening in the district and at Woodland for this coming year. Although change is always hard and comes with challenges, it also offers the opportunity to build a stronger climate and culture. That will be our goal this year, to listen, make adjustments, and grow as a school community. Jill Metil, our new Assistant Principal, and I will be providing many opportunities to hear the "stories" of all the stakeholders in the building and use that information to ensure that Woodland Elementary works for all of us. It is exciting work I can't wait to start.
Some important dates to know:
August 3, office opens
August 27, staff returns to work
September 2, Open House
(Because of data privacy laws, we will not be posting class lists on the website. We are exploring the availability of each teacher sending an email to their new class. I will send more information about this as we get closer to Open House.)
I have been taking advantage of the time off this summer making memories. My family, husband Steve, children Sydney (14) and Lucas (11), and dogs Percy and Chester, have already pulled the camper to Washington DC to marvel at the incredible memorials and museums there. And now we are headed to my hometown to run the family bowling alley for a couple weeks. I love this family time and hope you are making those summer memories also.
I'll continue to post as changes occur over the summer, we have a few more coming. Until then enjoy your family time and know how excited I am to get everyone back to Woodland Elementary for another amazing year.
Woodland Elementary Principal
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