Welcome to Sunset Lake Elementary!
We are very excited about our new school year as a Leader in Me School. This year we are following our theme: Together...We are Building Leaders!
Leader in Me schools operate under a whole building approach to generate student independence and student voice. Our staff was trained this summer by the Franklin Covey organization in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. We will be taking our new knowledge and teaching all of our students the 7 Habits as well as sharing ways these 7 Habits can bring a new positive impact to all of our families.
The 7 Habits Include:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Our implementation of the 7 Habits and bringing more student voice to our elementary is demonstrated in our school improvement goal of increasing student leadership. We will be implementing different activities to help with this goal, one example is the addition of Student Leadership Binders. Students will have a chance to set goals and keep track of their individual progress. We welcome our families to take an active role in helping us build our student leaders!
We are eager to maintain a school community dedicated to providing a nurturing, safe and challenging learning environment for all. The Sunset Lake Elementary staff invites you to actively participate in your child’s education. We know when parents/guardians and school staff work closely together, student achievement increases.
Starting off the year by putting first things first; attendance is extremely important for student success, along with arriving on time to start the day off right. Please keep in touch with your child’s teacher and ask questions when you are unsure of something; this is a proactive measure which maintains positive rapport. Most importantly, take every opportunity to work with your child in everyday learning situations, to encourage reading, and discuss what s/he is learning at school.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to our upcoming 2016-17 school year!
Amie McCaw, Principal