Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,
Welcome to the start of a promising academic school year! We hope you had a rejuvenating summer and are now ready to embark on a journey of growth, learning, and achievement. As we come together once again, we are excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. In the face of the ever-changing landscape of education, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the best possible learning experiences for our students. While the pandemic had posed unprecedented challenges in the past, we have adapted and emerged stronger. Our collective resilience has allowed us to harness the potential of technology, transforming students and teachers alike into experts in the digital realm. With this valuable experience, we are now better equipped to navigate any future hurdles that may come our way like the new State Academic Assessment STAAR 2.0.
As we commence this academic year, we are dedicated to maintaining the high standard of quality instruction that has been the cornerstone of our success. Our exceptional educators are prepared to engage and inspire students in their pursuit of knowledge. Alongside this, we will continue to implement intervention strategies like Response to Intervention (RTI) to ensure that every student receives the support they need to thrive. Kindergarten readiness and early literacy will remain focal points of our educational approach. We firmly believe that a strong foundation in these formative years is crucial for long-term academic success. At the heart of our mission is the safety and well-being of our school community. We are committed to fostering a secure and nurturing environment where everyone can learn and grow without hindrance. Beyond academics, we understand the importance of providing a holistic educational experience. Students will have the chance to explore their passions and talents through an array of extracurricular activities. From participating in UIL competitions to joining book clubs, chess, student council, choir, and various sports teams, our students will have ample opportunities to develop their skills and interests.
We are deeply grateful for the trust you place in us as partners in your child's educational journey. Our talented and dedicated staff is driven by a genuine passion for the success and well-being of every student at Santa Maria Elementary. Together, we foster an environment that fosters positive relationships and a strong sense of community. As we embark on this new academic year, let us embrace the potential it holds and the growth it promises. We are confident that, with your support and dedication, this will be a year of incredible achievements and memorable experiences.
Wishing you all a fantastic and fulfilling 2023-2024 academic year!
Jose R. Perez III
Santa Maria Elementary