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Here you will find quick links to important information for our current students and families, including back-to-school information, our latest social media posts, our parent referral program, and class and club websites. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Liriano at 212.722.1295 from 8am - 4pm, Monday through Friday, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Welcome Back Letter from Principal Letizia
"Start children off the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
August 26, 2019
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce my appointment as the new Principal of St. Ann, The Personal School. I am honored to lead such a wonderful school community centered in the values of the Catholic faith and dedicated to academic excellence. I am looking forward to working with so many committed teachers, staff members, and parents to ensure that our students are making progress and succeeding.
As an educator for twenty-five years, I have worked tirelessly to support student academic learning, as well as their social-emotional and character development. Early in my career, I taught for the Archdiocese of New York and for the Department of Education in New York City; however, I spent most of my career teaching in the diverse community of New Rochelle, New York. Most recently, I was the assistant principal at an elementary school in Armonk, New York. All of these experiences have provided me with opportunities to research and introduce the best instructional practices that enhance student learning and improve their achievement and growth.
While my professional life has brought me tremendous happiness and opportunity to observe how children think and learn, my personal life as a mother of five children has also given me the perspective to look at the teaching and learning process on a very personal level. With children in college, high school, middle school and elementary school, you can be sure that I am in touch with education both at work and at home. I have observed, analyzed and reflected upon how to make learning a lifelong practice for both adults and children. Please be assured that I will look at the education of your children through the lens of an educator and the lens of a mother. Having both perspectives enables me to not only understand the importance of the partnership between school and home, but to practice it on a daily basis.
This year at St. Ann, the staff and I will work to nurture your child's faith in God while pursuing academic excellence and personal growth. We will help your child to find his/her special purpose in the eyes of God and use his/her special talents to make the world a better place. We will work to personalize instruction so that your child can flourish and meet the demanding rigor of the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards.
We believe that you are partners with us in guiding your child's spiritual and academic growth. We ask that you support your child's learning by staying informed and being an active participant in their learning by engaging in conversations about our faith and their academic learning. Also, please take the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and to take part in our school events.
Please click on the "Back to School Letter" (here or below) to find important information about Medical Forms, Tuition Payments, Summer School, the Schedule for the beginning of September, After-School Program, Handbooks, and Uniforms.
My door is always open and I look forward to our partnership. Please feel free to stop by, call, or email me at email@example.com. Together, we will establish a strong collaborative relationship that will benefit our children during their very important elementary educational experience. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care.
I look forward to seeing you and greeting you on September 5th! God Bless you all!
Mrs. Teresa Letizia
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Parent Referral Program
Please remember that our Parent Referral program is ongoing! St. Ann is actively recruiting new families and we encourage you to share your experiences with your friends, neighbors, and communities.
Families can qualify for $500 in tuition credit by introducing a new student to the school this year. All referrals must be reported to the school office, which will verify the referral with both parties. Tuition credit will be given at the end of the current school year as long as the new family is in good standing with their tuition bills. Please inquire in the school office to obtain flyers to distribute in your community or to record a new referral for the 2019/20 school year.