Dear Tiger Parents and Students,
Welcome to Thompson Elementary School!
We stand at a very special point in time. Educational research clearly states that ALL students, regardless of socio-economic status or ethnicity, can learn when provided with high expectations, rigorous standards, and exceptional teaching. There are NO EXCUSES for students, parents, teachers and school administrators! There are also No Shortcuts on the road to high achievement.
To meet this challenge, students, parents, educators and community members must work collaboratively. We must be able to rely on one another. Our relationships will grow stronger as we build trust and learn to value one another’s unique skills and contributions. Ultimately, our relationships and efforts will yield outstanding results in student achievement as demonstrated through our repeated increases in statewide measures of achievement.
There is excitement as we open the 2013-2014 school year. The relentless efforts of dedicated community members, teachers, staff, and parents will help Thompson become one of the highest performing elementary schools in California.
Parental involvement is also a crucial component in creating a learning community that meets the safety and academic needs of all Thompson students. I look forward to working with you to prepare our students to become lifelong learners and leaders.
For the Children,
Dr. Howana Lundy