Dear Students and Families of Algonquin Primary Center,
I want to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! I have had the privilege of being part of School District 163 since 2002. Throughout my time in SD163, I have taught grades 3, 4, and 5. I have also spent time as a Curriculum Facilitator for grades K-3. Most recently, I was the Assistant Principal at Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM for the 2017-2018 school year. I am delighted to be the Principal at Algonquin for the 2018-2019 school year and have the opportunity to partner with you. I welcome your support in developing a strong home-school relationship. Together, we will focus on high levels of student achievement and parent engagement. Research continues to prove that parental involvement in their children’s education increases students’ motivation and academic success.
Algonquin’s staff believes that a safe and nurturing environment will promote the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for all children. We believe in high expectations for all children in an environment that will cultivate their talents and gifts and motivate them to become lifelong learners. Our students are engaged in meaningful, well-planned, and goal-oriented learning experiences throughout each school day. We have an amazing staff that focuses on the individual needs of children and their families by providing a network of support and learning opportunities.
Please remember to encourage your child to read at home daily. By modeling good reading habits and getting excited about what you are reading and learning, your child will be sure to follow. We value your presence during all school events and hope to provide you with a variety of opportunities to help us connect with your child and family.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I am excited to meet you on the first day of school (Monday, August 27, 2018), and I look forward to having the pleasure of serving your family throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Please save the date for Algonquin’s Open House: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 PM. This is an event you do not want to miss!
Mrs. Lori Colbert
Algonquin Primary Center