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Welcome From the Principal

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

Erlewine School is an Integrated Thematic Instruction School.  For those of you unfamiliar with ITI, it offers a well-balanced, thematic, standards-based instructional program which is closely focused on meeting the individual learning, emotional, social, and physical needs of each student.  Students will learn through different modes, styles, and multiple intelligences.  Themes will be used as a way of understanding and organizing new concepts.  This program has been shown to increase student achievement in part because it presents new information with existing knowledge rather than in isolation.

One of the exciting components of Thematic Instruction program is an increased role for parents in their children’s education. We will be creating more opportunities for parents to get involved on a regular basis.   Please see our monthly calendar in our newsletter and our web calendar for school events.  It is our hope that the website will serve to enhance the communication between school and home. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can be of any assistance. Together as a team, we will continue to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all children to grow and be successful!

Rest assured the things that have made Erlewine the place you know and love will continue. Technology will continue to be a focus for our school, utilizing Smart Boards and student computers. We will continue our Science Fair, Family Nights, ECO Clubs, Nature Area & Garden, and other successful and popular programs. This is an opportunity to expand and grow, building on what you’ve already helped us create.

Sincerely,

Terry Smith

Principal

 

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