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Principal's Message

Welcome to Gloria Floyd Elementary School (GFE).

As the new principal, I thank you for visiting our website and appreciate your interest in learning more about our school and learning community.  We encourage you to visit all areas of our website where you will see evidence of academic excellence and our school-wide expectations of safety, respect and responsibility on display.

GFE takes pride in the spirit of continuous improvement and refinement of practices as we continue to leverage our strengths and celebrate the accomplishments of our school community.  It has been said that excellent schools are not interested in trends and fads; rather they take the things they do well, and improve upon them. GFE has been about taking a very “balanced” approach to change and learning. GFE is focused on providing deliberate, creative, planned, authentic, flexible and purposeful classroom instruction.

Our school is a powerful learning community where our student’s voices and self-advocacy is celebrated.  At GFE, students are empowered to act as advocates of change and to take ownership of their pursuit of knowledge.  This means teaching them that learning involves struggle, perseverance and sometimes failure.  In addition we will celebrate student successes as well, meanwhile encouraging them to ask questions, to dig deeper and to self-advocate for their own learning.  Ensuring future success of all students is the most important premise of our school mission statement. We are confident that, through our partnership, we will continue to leverage our strengths and grow our community of learners.

As educational partners, we share the responsibility for each child’s success and hope that together we will carry out our individual responsibilities. 

You may support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experiences

  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

  • Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

I encourage you to join our P.T.A. and register to volunteer at our school. Our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to our school’s programs.  We seek volunteers to help us with many activities throughout the school year.

I feel privileged to be a part of the GFE school family and look forward to meeting all of you. 

 

Mayte M. Dovale

Principal

 

 

 

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