Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

Happy New Year!

While I realize we have a good portion of winter left to endure, the pink blossoms on the rhododendron bush outside my office window remind me that spring will be here before we know it. We must be patientJ.

This is a bustling and exciting time of the school year. Teachers are busy preparing report cards and planning parent-teacher conferences, which will be held February 7th-9th. We will mail report cards home to families on Tuesday, January 30. You should have already received the electronic link to schedule conferences with teachers. If you have not received the link via email, please contact your student’s teacher.

To better measure the social-emotional strengths and needs of our students, staff recently administered a national survey to our 3rd-5th grade students. Dr. Russell Quaglia developed the anonymous survey to help educators give voice to student needs and wishes. I look forward to processing this data with staff in the coming months. Allow me to share two very telling data points. Students responded very favorably to the statement “I like my school”—79% replied “yes,” and 19% replied “sometimes.”  Students responded even more favorably to the statement “My teacher cares about me”—90.2% responded yes, and 0% responded no.

I think this data confirms what we all know to be true: Island View is a very special school that nurtures and cares about kids. Families play an integral and indispensable role in our community. Thank you for your partnership, for your volunteer hours, and for your strong support. With your help, our little eagles enjoy much proud, soarin’ flight!

I look forward to seeing you during conference week.

Brian Hanrahan  







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