Dear Cherokee Cheetah Families,
Welcome to a new and exciting school year that will be filled with great learning for your child and wonderful opportunities for parents to become involved with the school. I am honored to be the principal who will be working with amazing students, supportive parents and dedicated staff. At CPE we will strive to support the whole child and we will focus on academics as well as positive social emotional development.
Communication between school and home is critical. I will be sending home a monthly newsletter, “Cherokee Cheetah News”, to highlight events and remind parents of important dates. Every Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a “Cheetah Call” from me with important information about the upcoming week so please make sure you have an updated phone number on file with the office. I will also host a Principal Chat every month to discuss current and upcoming events, hold parent trainings, and have presenters from the community, PTA, and TICS. I encourage you to get involved in our school as there are many opportunities.
Attendance is the number indicator of student success in schools. If students are not in school, they are not learning. Please help your child start the year off on the right “cheetah paw” by getting them to school on time every day. Every moment counts! My goal is have zero late students each day and no more than one absence a month per child! Please set up good morning routines with your child and get them to school on time every day by 7:35 a.m. If your child is absent more than twice a month, I will contact you in order to set up an attendance plan for your family. I will be monitoring every child’s attendance and will set up rewards throughout the year for children who are doing a great job coming to school every day. I hope your child can be a part of those celebrations! Another way to help your child be successful in school is to make sure all toys such as Pokemon cards and fidgets are kept at home. Toys cause a large distraction to your child’s learning as well as others. Please check their pockets and backpacks before they leave the house. Toys be will kept in the office for the parent to collect. If your child must carry a phone, the phone needs to be turned off at all times while at school. If a phone is in use at school, the phone will also be kept in the office for the parent to collect. I appreciate all your support!
Cherokee Staff have been working extremely hard to prepare the school and classrooms to ensure that each child receives an excellent welcome and beginning of school experience. My hope is that you and your family had a restful vacation with family and friends and ready for all the great opportunities the year has to offer.
I look forward to working with you and your child. Our teamwork will ensure the best educational outcomes for our children. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of instruction and provide a safe and warm learning environment for all students.
Thank you for all your support and I look forward to an amazing school year!