Planning, preparation, Professional Learning, and positive personalities – these are just a few of the ways in which Indian Lake Elementary is excitedly approaching a new year together. What a wonderful first year I enjoyed with our ILE family, and I cannot thank you enough for your words of encouragement and your unsurpassed level of parent involvement that both patterns for our students the desired relationship between the school and our homes, all the while helping take the quality of the education offered at ILE to the next level.
Just as last year, there are more changes to expect, yet we will continue to persevere together to ensure that every student will love to come to school, grow more each year than the one before, and will feel supported as a well-rounded individual as they pass through these stages of development.
Please check the website from time to time to find updates as they become available. New to us this year will be the two opportunities for Registration Evenings. Parents can choose between Tuesday, July 31, or Thursday, August 02, as an opportunity to come and find out who your child’s teacher will be and to take care of the Beginning-of-the Year Paperwork at one time. The time for both nights is come-and-go from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., and you only need to choose one of the two nights to attend. Instead of the large boards in the Cafeteria as in years past, the rosters will be posted outside the classroom doors. However, upon entering the building, you will pick up a folder for your child that will let you know who the teacher is and will contain both a checklist and paper work for the evening. Then, you will proceed to the Cafeteria first to take care of the Sumner County Board of Education Policy Handout, Transportation, Lunch Accounts, PTO information, Supply Lists, YMCA Fun Company, and other similar items. Then, you can visit your child’s classroom, meet the teacher, and take care of other paper work in the classroom to leave with the teacher. Our goal is to make this as “painless” as possible.
Kindergarten students will find out on these nights when their one phase-in day will be for the week of August 06-10, and beginning Monday, August 13, all Kindergarten students will come every day.
The first day of instruction for Grades 1-5 will be Monday, August 06, 2012. Copies of the Sumner County Calendar School Year can be found through links on this site as well as by visiting www.sumnerschools.org.
We will likely be scheduling a Back-to-School Night separately from these Registration events, but we will keep you posted on that as we move closer to that time. Of special note is a night for parents of 5th Grade Students ONLY as we will begin a new program with 5th grade this year. That night will be Thursday, August 09, beginning at 5:30 until 7:00. You will be asked to report directly to your child’s classroom to begin a rotation of informative sessions, so please make every effort to be present at 5:30. We are truly excited about this opportunity!
Thank you again for all of your support.
Ondie Mitchell, Principal