September 16 - 18, 2014
Dear Parents / Guardians:
On your child’s scheduled day for pictures he /she will not be required to wear their school uniform. They may dress their best.
El día que su hijo(a) tenga programado para tomar sus fotos escolares él/ella no estará requerido a usar su uniforme. Ellos podrán vestir de lo mejor.
HALEDON PUBLIC SCHOOL
CHANGE IN DISMISSAL PICK-UP
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN
PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 4
Beginning immediately, when picking up your child after school, please stay behind the cones that line the blacktop. Your child’s teacher will still be dismissing from the star/letter assigned. Wait until your child’s teacher releases him/her to you.
Pre-K parents may still pick up your children at their usual dismissal location.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dear Parent or Guardian:
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Haledon Public School for the 2014-2015 school year. Here is a little about me and my background: I am in my fifteenth year as an educator, with a specific concentration in mathematics and literacy development. My most recent administrative experience has been as a Middle School Principal in New York City. Prior to my experience as a Principal, I was an Assistant Principal and a Math Teacher. I am originally from Buffalo, New York. I am married and have two sons, who are ten and eight years old. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Haledon and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Haledon by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. We will focus on 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for our scholars, use of data to inform instruction, Gradual Release of Responsibility (focused lesson, guided instruction, collaborative learning and independent tasks), learning to a mastery level and providing exciting, challenging enrichment opportunities for all students. Each decision made will be the best decision for the scholars.
I anticipate a most successful year as my team and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your scholar here at Haledon Public School.
During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the scholars of Haledon the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call and make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
As a reminder, the first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, 2014. I look forward to working with you and your scholar.
Mr. Robert Parkes
|Welcome to the Haledon School Family! I trust everyone had a healthy and restful, yet productive summer vacation. We are entering a challenging time of our existence, a time of great change. However, rest assured that we will still be providing a quality education for our students.|
As we return to school, I encourage every student to get involved in a school sponsored activity or sport. It will help to round out your education and expose you to a new group of friends.
Haledon School enjoys deeply established and rich traditions. We have effectively served the needs of our community for decades. Our mission affords each student the opportunity to develop an awareness of be educated in all aspects of individual, group and societal growth and development.
Striving for excellence has been, and will continue to be our goal. The learning our students receive here will provide them with a solid base upon which they will continue to grow and develop throughout their lives. I am proud to be serving as the educational leader of this outstanding school.