Jun 26
Year End Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we close out this school year and begin anew as Principal of Richmond School it has been great working closely with the many members of our school community. I have many people and groups to thank for making this year a great success. Richmond Childcare for their continued support of our program, Nurse Emmi for her support to help us to make healthy choices, and our incredible school council for graciously sponsoring many field trips, residencies, library resources, and special events. Additionally, we have had incredible support at a system level with tremendous professional learning and support from many area strategists and system specialists. I would also like to thank the many parents who have come to see me. These interactions with parents have helped me to have a good understanding of our parent body. This connection is very important to enable the school to meet the needs and aspirations of our families and students.

Most importantly our students have enjoyed another fabulous year. They have excelled in so many fields it is impossible to list them all. Many of our classrooms are celebrating their learning events in special ways this June, and I have enjoyed listening in awe as student achievements have been described. These achievements have been in their academic studies, sport, music, and the arts to name just a few and we are justly proud of all. We also learned about many new talents this year at our talent show last week, we do indeed have many courageous and talented students that attend Richmond.

Over the summer vacation I will be working with colleagues to put into place a smooth opening to the new academic year and setting the priorities to build upon the successes of the school so that we can improve still further. We should always seek to do better; to challenge ourselves and our students to set the highest standards and achieve our ambitious goals.

I would like to wish you all the very best for the summer vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year.

Best regards,

Mr. Duncan White - Principal

Mr. White’s Top Five Summer Reads for Children:

  1. Elmore by Holly Hobbie
  2. Islandborn by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa
  3. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  4. Love by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long
  5. And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner, illustrated by Jaime Kim

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