Dear Pinebrook Pumas,
Welcome back to YOUR SCHOOL, Pinebrook Elementary! As we begin our eighth year as a school, we continue to perform at a very high level of student achievement and personal growth. Our staff is committed to providing all students with a high quality education that will prepare them for the 21st Century. By teaching the Loudoun County Public Schools Curriculum as well as integrating challenging instructional strategies we will continue to prepare “Today’s Learners” to become “Tomorrows’ Leaders!”
Besides maintaining a strong reputation as a high performing school, we are known as being a school that respects, cares for, and are dedicated to all children. We ARE a family friendly school. I am proud of the fact that we have a strong and collaborative relationship with our PTA. Sophia Brundick, our PTA president and I encourage each parent/guardian to be an active participant in the PTA. It is my hope that this year, we have a record number of parents joining and then actively volunteering in the PTA. Research shows that when a parent/guardian is involved in their child’s school, that child will perform better academically. Being involved can range from becoming a PTA member and volunteering your time with PTA events to chaperoning a field trip, attending the various Family Nights, or contributing by providing dedicated nightly academic support and staying in communication with your child’s teacher.
As the new principal of Pinebrook Elementary, I believe in the idea that a school provides much more to a child’s learning than strengthening academic skills. Together, we are a community that is responsible for the development of children and I’m convinced that there is no greater charge to be given. We work to guide a child’s understanding of some of life’s most difficult aspects such as social relationships, problem solving, and the power of hard work. We model how to respond to situations appropriately, positively and constructively. A school or a home cannot do this independently from one another. We are a team and a strong bridge must be built between home and school to create an environment for students to find earned success. We rely on each other as we walk behind your child together and push them forward in preparation for their lives ahead.
I am very happy to join the Pinebrook family and learn about your school. Pinebrook has a wonderful reputation and culture that I am excited to be part of. Together we will carry on the long standing success that is established and continue to make Pinebrook a leader in achievement and in the community.
Again, welcome to another great school year! My door is always open, and I am eager to serve you and your child.