Letter from the Principal
Our Helke Mission is to work collaboratively to meet the needs of individual
students by providing learning experiences that enable them to reach or exceed grade level standards through the alignment of differentiated instruction and assessment.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Helke Elementary – a school where staff and community members are dedicated to working with and for your child. As our mission statement indicates, our goal is to meet the needs of individual learners through differentiated instruction and assessment.
Please join us in this endeavor by supporting your child. I urge you to discuss each school day with your child, carve out quiet time for reading and homework, and listen carefully to his or her concerns, hopes and dreams. Feel free to conference with the Helke teachers and keep us informed about issues, questions, and concerns you may have. Close ties between home and school are key ingredients to your child’s success.
We invite you to become an active participant in our school programs and activities and encourage you to volunteer as much as you like. Our PTA is a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting quality programming for the children and teachers in our school. Please join! Your involvement in your child’s school is an important factor in our success. We depend on you.
Our handbook is designed to help you get to know our school. It covers schedules, calendars, important health and safety information, behavioral expectations, rules and regulations.
The rules can be defined simply. Students are expected to be eager learners, to do their personal best, to respect and be careful of the rights of others, and to take good care of all personal and school property. The Helke staff is committed to modeling those skills and attitudes for the children.
I am always happy to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have regarding your child’s education at Helke. Please feel free to contact me here at school. Meanwhile, I wish you and your family an enjoyable as well as rewarding school year!