We at Panther Lake Elementary pledge to provide a learning and social environment that ensures all students will meet or exceed standards.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
Welcome to Panther Lake Elementary School and the 2016-2017 school year! We are all so excited to begin this school year with you! On behalf of the entire staff I am pleased to be able to offer you the materials on our school website that are designed to inform you of our building's programs. Panther Lake is a school that enjoys a strong tradition of parents, staff and students working together to provide all students with every opportunity to learn and grow. Our policies and procedures support our goal to provide students with a challenging and caring learning environment, where the concepts of respect, responsibility and safety are a priority for all. Through awareness and support of our policies and procedures, student achievement is enhanced. I encourage all of you to review this website's materials with your student(s). If you have any questions about the topics covered, or about topics not included in this information, please feel free to contact our main office.
As a school-wide, Title I school, Panther Lake receives a significant amount of federal support to provide additional support and services to our students. As part of that support, each year we are required to provide a copy of our Family/School Compact that outlines the way parents, students and school staff share in the responsibility for students’ learning at Panther Lake. Please take some time to review this information with your student(s) along with our Parent Involvement Policy.
As you see in our compact, all parents are strongly encouraged to be active in their student's education. Our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteering are two immediate opportunities you can become part of. As a staff we know that the support, time and talent from all of our parents is critical to providing the outstanding and varied learning programs and activities our students receive. As you read through the website, policy and compact, I hope that you will consider learning about and becoming involved in these two opportunities. Thank you for taking the time to read through all of this important information and participate in our school program. Your involvement and support of your student(s) and our school helps to provide the greatest and most long-lasting gift any of us can receive; an education. As we plan for another busy school year, communication and involvement will be very important throughout the year. Our partnership in this will ensure a successful year.
The entire staff at Panther Lake is dedicated to doing our very best for every student. Please keep us informed of your student's needs, challenges and successes so that we can work with you to provide the appropriate support for each student.
Please know how much the staff and I appreciate all of your efforts and support of your student(s) and our school. We look forward to a successful year of learning and working together!