Newell Elementary School
Kelly Huggins Tara Silva
Principal Vice Principal
November 30, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The celebration of Inclusive Schools Week offers an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the progress our school community has made in providing a supportive learning environment to all students. We want to acknowledge, celebrate and show our appreciation for the hard work and commitment of our community in creating inclusive environments.
We will celebrate Inclusive Schools Week beginning Monday, December 3rd through December 7th. Each day we will feature a quote that focuses on the importance of inclusive environments. These quotes will be announced or posted daily so that staff and students are able to take time to discuss their meaning and the value they hold within our school community as well as the community at large.
Our marquee will indicate our participation in Inclusive Schools Week and display a section of our mission statement: “All Learners Welcomed, Accepted As They Are.”
Finally, and most importantly, teachers will be promoting awareness of the topic, “How does it feel to be included?” This topic will be differentiated according to grade level. Students will be encouraged to develop an essay, a poem, art work or any other creative venue that highlights student ideas on the topic of feeling included. Completed student work will be displayed in classrooms and halls during the week of December 7th.
As always we thank you for your continued support in educating all children and look forward to celebrating Inclusive Schools Week with staff, students, and parents.
Director of Special Services