Dear Templeton Families,
We are so excited for the start of our 2018-2019 school year! It has been an incredible summer preparing for the return of students and staff. Many of our school projects are completed with final touches happening throughout our building. The solar panels are installed and operational as well as all new lighting fixtures inside and outside of the building. We are thrilled with the change it has created in our learning spaces. In addition, we have added raised flowerbeds in our garden and have created a great outdoor space underneath the trees. We are in the process of installing a new digital sign that will allow us to share information more quickly and readily with our families and community. We remodeled and created a preschool wing with three classrooms that encompass our preschool playground. Lastly, we have remodeled the space in our nurse’s office and purchased new furniture for our students.
We would like to thank our custodial and maintenance staff, as well as other MCCSC staff, who have worked so hard this summer preparing our building. Their efforts are deeply appreciated by everyone! We have several new staff members joining the Templeton team. We are still interviewing for our health office aide but anticipate hiring someone soon. Kelly Murphy has taken a position at Bloomington High School North and Marcia Taylor (current inclusion teacher) will begin the year as our new art teacher. Joseph Burnette has been hired as an inclusion teacher and Lesli Whitney will be our new Speech and Language Pathologist. Will Rose will be teaching our 5/6 split class. Lastly, Chris Wilkins will be the new principal at Binford Elementary School. We have begun our search for a new assistant principal and wish Mr. Wilkins the best on this new adventure. We are thrilled to be adding such talented and dedicated people to this already outstanding staff.
Our school-wide goals continue to focus on growing our students as readers and mathematicians; specifically focusing on comprehension and mastery of math facts. Reading at home and practicing math facts is a wonderful way to support your child/children. Additionally, attendance is crucial to the overall academic success of our students. Attending and arriving on time is vital to maximizing their instructional day.
Please be sure to check our website regarding the changes we have made to arrival and dismissal procedures. We are certain this will improve safety for all students and staff. The Templeton Open House and pitch-in dinner will be Tuesday, August 14th, from 5:30-6:30. Please bring a dish to share and join us for some community fellowship.
We are grateful and fortunate to have such amazing and supportive families here at Templeton! We look to continue on our path of excellence this year! Please don’t hesitate to contact the office with your questions. We look forward to serving your child/children this year at Templeton Elementary School!
Kids First, Becky Mungle