Dear Homer Brink Family,
We would like to welcome you to our elementary school. Our school provides education for approximately 700 children in grades Early Kindergarten to five.
We believe in the developmental philosophy of education where students are taught at their levels of readiness. Students who turn five by December 1st are screened to determine their functional levels in cognitive, speech, language, and motor skills. They enter the Primary Sequence Program in either Early Kindergarten or Kindergarten. If Kindergarten children need an extra year to grow and learn prior to first grade, they may take advantage of a year in the Transitional Level Program.
Our students receive instruction in art, music, library, computer labs, and physical education. We offer chorus and instrumental music in grades four and five. We encourage parents to volunteer in our schools. We employ speech therapists, a school psychologist, school social workers, instructional support teachers, reading teachers, special education teachers (inclusion model), an English as a Second Language Teacher, occupational therapists, and a physical therapist. They offer information to our Child Study Team, a group of professionals who review and plan for the needs of students in our building.
We have many dedicated support staff members who help to create a welcoming environment and strong professional learning community. We have a strong office staff to help you with your needs. We have many committed aides/monitors who work in our lunch, recess, and instructional program. We also have fine teams in our Kitchen and Custodial Departments. We encourage collaborative relationships with local businesses and colleges.
We are committed to academic excellence and provide a well-developed curriculum at all levels. We have a homework policy at all grade levels, in all disciplines, to help us meet that commitment. The children are given home/school folders to maintain open and positive lines of communication.
Our staff has been trained in using problem-solving techniques to solve conflicts. We have a Character Education program and use "Words To Live By" to represent characteristics that we would like our students and staff to model. We do not believe in put-downs. Our words to live by are patriotic, responsible, compassionate, respectful, perseverance, friendship, cooperative, honest, patient and courage. We have a Primary Mental Health Program called "Primary Project."
The Boys and Girls Club offers before and after school child care in our cafetorium. We also have a breakfast and lunch program.
We encourage you to join our dedicated Parent Teacher Association. Our teachers and parents work together to provide valuable materials and programs for our programs and families.
We look forward to getting to know your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us if necessary.
William Dundon, Principal Molly Goosman, Asst. Principal