Principal's Welcome Letter
Voluntown Elementary School
August 14, 2014
Dear Students, Parents and Families,
I would like to welcome you to Voluntown Elementary School’s 2014-2015 school year. I hope everyone has had a fantastic, relaxing summer! I know I did! I am thrilled to begin my 2nd year as your Principal. Serving as Principal is as much an honor as it is a responsibility. I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by having high expectations for all students. Our goal is for all students to grow socially, emotionally, and academically. I am very excited by the amazing possibilities of the coming school year.
Our first day of school will be Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Students will begin classes promptly at 8:50AM and be dismissed at 3:20PM.
The faculty and staff have been working very hard this summer to prepare for this school year, and we believe that you will have a rewarding, educational experience. Education is a shared responsibility. It is important for us to keep open lines of communication between home and school. We must work as a team to guide your child toward success! You can help to accomplish this by communicating with your child’s teacher, attending school functions, and assisting your child in understanding the importance of education. Parents are always welcome at VES and are encouraged to become involved. The PTO offers many opportunities as well, so please get as involved as your schedule will allow!
Our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students come together to make Voluntown Elementary School a unique place. Nothing motivates a child more than when learning is a partnership that is valued by schools, families, and the community.
On behalf of the staff, we are energized and excited about the upcoming school year! We look forward to working with your children!
Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:00-6:00 PM (Grades K-4) and 6:00-7:00PM (Grades 5-8).
Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me, or any of the VES staff, if you have any additional questions. I cannot wait to see you!
Alycia M. Trakas