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Dear Parents and Families of Encanto,

Welcome to the new school year! I am Mrs. Mandler, principal of Encanto Elementary, a Two-Way Dual Language (TWDL) immersion school. I am thrilled to be starting my third year as the leader of our learning community and my 17th as an educator here. As a TWDL school, all students in Kindergarten through 4th grade learn both English Language Arts and Spanish language Art using a 50/50 model.

The start of the school year always brings a thrill and there has been noticeable buzz around classrooms over the last few weeks, as teachers and staff have dedicated their time to create classroom environments that are welcoming for children. This year our Encanto Eagles will be our SOARing Readers in both English and Spanish.

We are excited about our new Dual Language Curriculum adoption this year from Benchmark Education. Our students will receive Common Core standards-based instruction in English using ADVANCE, and Spanish using ADELANTE. In addition we provide and intervention program for students when they are having difficulty in school.

As parents, you are a key component in the partnership that ensures that all Encanto Elementary students receive a high-quality education. I look forward to working together to foster and strengthen those bonds over the coming school year. I encourage you to participate in school activities and special events, and if your schedule allows, to volunteer in your child's classroom.  If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me at (619) 344-6700 or email me at amandler@sandi.net. I will respond as quickly as possible to your questions, comments, concerns, and suggestions.

I want to personally invite you to our Coffee with the Principal in the TRR following our monthly attendance assembly. Until then, I extend best wishes to a successful and rewarding school year at Encanto Elementary!

With warmest regards,

Audra Mandler