Welcome to 2019-2020 School Year

Dear Scholars and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am truly honored to serve as your new principal as we begin our new journey towards greatness. Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM is truly winning this year and it is because of your ongoing commitment to success, your desire to grow and learn, and your ability to reach your greatest potential in every endeavor. We celebrated several accomplishments last year, and we are in full drive to maintain this momentum as we strive to reach our new goals, build a culture of learning, and overcome challenges as we face adversity.

My fellow Patriots, I am confident that you will find all of the support you need at Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM to make your journey at this school one that is successful. Our focus is on learning and developing our growth-mindset, so I challenge you all to be committed, dedicated, and focused on the first day. I encourage you to take pride in our school, have a positive attitude, strive to be great in all you do, support and uplift one another, and help promote a safe and bully free environment. Remember, helping others is helping ourselves. We are winning in the classroom, the school, and the community, and it is your positive attitude that will help you during this amazing time in your life.

Let's make this a year filled with passion, purpose, and positive memories! Parents we need your help and support to ensure your child/children receives the best learning experience possible. You can assist us by ensuring that your child:

Attends school regularly and arrives on time at 8:15 a.m., ready to learn. In the event your child is late please make sure you take the time to sign them in at the main office and if they are absent provide proper documentation upon their return.

Completes and turns in all paperwork and communicate address and number changes immediately so we can ensure effective communication.

And that you:

● Check class dojo for homework, important information regarding academics, and your child's agenda for important notes and messages. The school website and social media platforms for important information regarding how you can support your child/children academic success.

● Attend school function events and fundraisers. Your involvement is crucial to the academic success of your students.

● Join the PTO! We cannot do it without you. We need your support and guidance as we make critical decisions regarding the education of your child.

● Make sure your child/children read daily for 60 minutes and summarizes information that they read.

I feel privileged to be a part of this wonderful school family and know that next year is going to be AMAZING!

Dr. Khari Grant
Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM

Mrs. Veneeta Phelps
Assistant Principal
Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM