Dear Northrup Students, Parents, and Community,
I hope that all of you had a memorable summer and had some time relaxation. I am looking forward to another great school year ahead. Welcome back to our returning students, and we all welcome our newcomers to the Northrup family. We are proud of our staff and students and invite you to get to know our school. I encourage you to become involved by volunteering or visiting school when you can. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you, as part of our educational family, to the 2016-2017 school year.
A new school year is always an exciting time for all. It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, sometimes new courses, new expectations, a busier schedule, more choices and often new materials. Your child’s time at Northrup will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities.
School can be challenging at times, but there are several simple things that will help students achieve success.
Parents, please take time to:
Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them emotionally and socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes. We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display “Gladiator Pride!”
Our school learning community is strengthened by our partnerships. The active participation of students, staff, families, and community organizations are essential for our continued success. I encourage you all to be active in our PTA and the Alhambra Educational Foundation (AEF). As we go through the school, I welcome the opportunity to meet all of you. We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at Northrup School. I encourage all students to communicate anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing. Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Northrup will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.
I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. I am honored to serve as the principal of William Northrup Elementary, and I look forward to a great school year! Know that my door is always open, and I welcome your questions, concerns and input at any time. Once again, welcome to William Northrup School.
Ms. Stacie Colman-Hsu