Principal's Message

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Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!


It is Fall and we are in full swing!! All grade levels have fully implemented technology components to the curriculum and we have fully implemented our Leader In Me curriculum for leadership which features The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Covey.


Our 4 school goals continue to be:

  • Reading Please continue to read with your children daily throughout the school year–we had lots of reading growth last year and we certainly don’t want to see that summer slide. It is very important that reading is remains a priority!
  • Attendance When students are not in class, they miss instruction. It is very hard for a student to move forward when they have missed the original lesson from their teacher. Please plan appointments after school and only keep students home if they are contagious. Students will earn attendance awards based on being at school 95% of the time or more.
  • Technology Technology will be used in all grades to equip your children with the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century!
  • Leadership Using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids will equip our students with the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life! We are so proud of our little leaders who do BIG things! From classroom jobs to school wide advanced leadership roles, our students live the 7 Habits daily and are building great skills to becoming the next leaders in our community!


We are so grateful for our PTA who has adopted our school goals and pledged to financially support each of these areas throughout the year. Some examples of how they have supported us in the past is as follows:

  • purchasing iPads and Nooks in the classrooms
  • hosting art themed Saturday school
  • funding for fieldtrips
  • funding for additional classroom expenses (furniture, art supplies, tech subscriptions, etc.)

Please be sure to include the PTA membership fee in your monthly budget to support the programs above!


I look forward to partnering with you to have the best school year in 2015-2016. At A.T.L.A.S. we strive to find joy in the journey and we couldn’t be happier to have you and your family on the journey with us! If I can be of any assistance to your family, please do not hesitate to contact me!


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Jennifer Duston Principal

Find Joy in the Journey!