Dear ES Parents,

Our ES Open House was so much fun! I enjoyed the opportunity to meet more SIS families. Thank you for finding time in your busy schedules to attend this event. The support and involvement of families is greatly appreciated by the teachers and staff and it’s the number one thing parents can do for their children’s education.

Last night as I walked through each classroom and spoke to you about great teachers here at SIS, I talked about the characteristics and qualities of great teachers. I think the most important quality a great teacher can have is being friendly and congenial with their students. They also need to have a great personality and a deep understanding of the subjects they teach. They need to be a good listener, a good communicator and have a good sense of humor. Our ES teachers are well-prepared and organized. They have a vision and know how to accomplish that vision. We are very fortunate to be in such a wonderful school. Thank you again for attending our Open House.

Chuseok is approaching us soon and school will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24th through Friday, Sept. 28th. As Chuseok serves as an opportunity for families to gather in their ancestral homes, share traditional food and drink, and honor their history, we at SIS wish all parents and students a safe and happy Chuseok.

Most sincerely,

Mr. Art DeFilippo,
ES Principal