Dear ES Parents,

We have successfully completed the start of the school year! I can tell that this is going to be an exciting and engaging year of learning for your children. We look forward to making the 2018 – 2019 school-year the very best for our students, parents and staff.

Our school’s focus on assessments, differentiation of instruction and English as an Additional Language, has made SIS a world-class school. It’s an exceptional school because it brings the key elements required for an effective school: school leadership, quality teachers, supportive parents, and community support. The ES teaching staff is highly-qualified, motivated, thrive on challenges, and work well together. They are professional caring people who are committed to providing the best education possible.

As ES Principal, it has been my practice to approach the academic year by identifying a school-wide theme to help anchor our initiatives and to focus our outlook as a school community. In an effort to offer a theme that resonates, I elect to link our theme to a part of our school’s vision statement, “creating a better world for all.”

I am selecting this theme “creating a better world for all” to challenge each of us to consider the ways in which we approach all of the interactions in our daily lives. I respectfully call upon each of us to take a collective responsibly to find the positive energy that truly changes the world. Let us help each other find that energy.

One of the most important components of a great school is the partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of our children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths at SIS Elementary School.

Parents are very important in helping maintain high standards in our school. So please get to know your child’s teacher early; email or see them if you have questions. Remember that regular attendance and arriving to school on time is important for academic success. If your child needs to miss school for any reason, it’s important that you communicate to the classroom teacher or Mrs. Lee, in the ES Office at or call at 31 750 1200. If we don’t hear from you we will call parents with children who are absent to make sure they are “Safe at Home.” Thank you for your continuing support to the safety of our children.

Best regards,
Mr. Art DeFilippo
ES Principal