Amy Millard, Principal
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
As difficult as it is to say goodbye to summer and the slower pace that June and July bring, I am always filled with anticipation and excitement when August rolls around and the new school year is on the horizon. A new year brings new possibilities, new goals, new positive relationships, and endless opportunities for learning. I am excited to partner, collaborate, and connect with both you and your children this upcoming school year. The Sauk Centre Elementary team is excited to welcome your children back to school on September 4th. Sauk Centre Elementary is a busy place in August as many people begin to prepare for the return of students. Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet his/her teacher, greet fellow classmates and friends, and drop off school supplies. Open House often helps ease those first day of school nerves as well. I look forward to visiting with you at Open House!
Please feel free to call, email, or stop in with any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to a school year filled with learning, growing, and lots of smiles and laughter!
Staffing Changes at Sauk Centre Elementary School:
Sauk Centre Elementary will be adding 3 new staff to our team this year. New staff bring new ideas and energy and we are excited to welcome Molly, Abby, and Rachel to the Sauk Centre Elementary team.
- Molly Anderson- Early Childhood Special Education
- Abby Lyon - Special Education Facilitator
- Rachel Peterson - Speech Pathologist
Morning Meeting and Streeter Pride:
The Sauk Centre Elementary team is always changing, growing, and striving to provide the best learning environment and successful school experience for your child. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, each homeroom class will participate in a Morning Meeting. An excerpt from the Morning Meeting Book states, “Morning meeting lasts up to a half hour each day and is made up of four sequential components: greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message. The components intentionally provide opportunities for students to practice the skills of greeting, listening and responding, group problem-solving, and noticing and anticipating. Daily practice of the four components gradually weaves a web that binds a class together.”
Morning Meeting complements our current PBIS (Streeter Pride) model. Sauk Centre Elementary will continue to focus on Streeter Pride during the 2018-2019 school year. Through Streeter Pride, students are taught basic expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe) for each area of the building and are recognized for their positive behavior. The Sauk Centre Elementary team continues to strive to provide a learning environment where students achieve excellence, are passionate about learning, understand the importance of kindness, and feel a sense of belonging.