By Dr. Annette Weissman, Principal
(August 26, 2013) – It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce to the community that Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 is an “A” school for the fifth year in a row. There were many changes in the standards this year, but we continued to soar and earned a very strong “A”. As I always say, I am so very proud to be the principal of this great school.
For me, the start of the new school year is a time to reflect and a time to project. I want to embrace the programs, materials, ideas that helped our students achieve. I want to revise those things that did not add significantly to our success. I want to blend the old and the new to ensure that our academic achievement standards and civic responsibility remain high. Now, I want to suggest that each family set aside some time to reflect on what worked for them and what needs to be revised.
Sit down with your family and ask some tough questions.
Did my children read each night?
Did the children have the supplies they needed to complete their homework?
Did I attend school activities?
Did I monitor my children’s academic performance?
Did I make certain my children arrived at school on time and in uniform?
After you have answered these questions, discuss with your family what changes you need to make to ensure a successful school year. Write down your answers and recommendations and post them as a reminder to each member of the family that a meaningful learning experience is a team effort both at home and at school.
Everyone at NSE SIB K-8 is prepared to embrace the new school year. We will be hosting a Kindergarten and New Student orientation on Saturday, August 17th at 9:00am in the cafeteria. Later that day – at noon – Sunny Isles Beach will be hosting a Back to School picnic in Heritage Park for the students and their families. It will be a fun and informative event so plan to attend. The first day of school is Monday, August 19th and we hope to see everyone on time and in uniform. Please visit our website for information on the opening and closing times for school as well as information on uniforms and school supplies.
The entire NSE SIB family will continue to work as a team, with support from the home and community, to ensure that our students are challenged, enriched, nurtured and motivated. We will rededicate ourselves to maintaining the high standards and rigorous curriculum that have earned us a reputation for academic excellence and civic responsibility. Together we will soar to even greater heights.