Principal's Message

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Duston

Welcome to ATLAS!

 

Welcome to the ATLAS Webpage! We are so excited you are here! I couldn't be more proud to be principal of this amazing school! We are a technology and leadership magnet school and I am fortunate enough to get to watch all of our students embrace the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as they learn, love, and lead every single day! These students push themselves as readers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, leaders, performers, technology users, and as people! They treat others with kindness and respect and make this a place where everyone is welcome and all are included!

 

Our 4 school goals continue to be:


Excellence in Academics in Reading & Math: Please continue to read with your children daily throughout the school year. It is very important that reading is remains a priority! In addition please also make sure your students are proficient in their math facts--math fluency is extremely important in preparing students for common core math.


Attendance: When students are not in class, they miss instruction. It is very hard for a student to move forward when they have missed the original lesson from their teacher. Please plan appointments after school and only keep students home if they are contagious. Students will earn attendance awards based on being at school 97% of the time or more.

Technology: Technology will be used in all grades to equip your children with the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century!


Leadership: Using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids will equip our students with the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life! We are so proud of our little leaders who do BIG things! From classroom jobs to school wide advanced leadership roles, our students live the 7 Habits daily and are building great skills to becoming the next leaders in our community!


We are so grateful for our PTA who has adopted our school goals and pledged to financially support each of these areas throughout the year. Some examples of how they have supported us in the past is as follows:

  • purchasing iPads and Nooks in the classrooms
  • hosting art themed Saturday school
  • funding for field trips
  • funding for additional classroom expenses (furniture, art supplies, tech subscriptions, etc.)

Please be sure to include the PTA membership fee in your monthly budget to support the programs above!

 

I look forward to partnering with you to have the best school year for your child. At A.T.L.A.S. we strive to find joy in the journey and we couldn’t be happier to have you and your family on the journey with us! If I can be of any assistance to your family, please do not hesitate to contact me!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Duston

 

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Jennifer Duston, Principal

Find Joy in the Journey!