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     Mrs. Betsy White

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    Dear Families of Overlook Full Spanish Immersion School,


    Welcome to a new and exciting school year at Overlook Full Spanish Immersion School!  I am very excited to start a new endeavor as the new acting principal at O.F.S.I.S.     I have heard great things about our returning students and I am looking forward to meeting them and our new kindergarten students!  I come with exciting and innovative strategies to make the 2017-2018 school year a successful learning experience.  I hope that our students had wonderful experiences during the summer and that they are all ready to start our journey with enthusiasm and eagerness to learn to achieve academic growth. We at Overlook Full Spanish Immersion School will mold your children to become college and career ready individuals who can take pride in their actions and work.

    Our vision is that in collaboration with parents and the community, we will develop bilingual and biliterate students, fluent in the Spanish language, who can achieve academic success and acquire multicultural awareness and respect.  Our mission is to provide an opportunity for all students to achieve high levels of bilingual proficiency and to develop multicultural competency through a rigorous Spanish Immersion Instruction Program. Our school philosophy is based on the belief that, one who knows two languages can contribute in two worlds.” Within this philosophical framework, Overlook values and respects the Spanish language and all cultures represented within or school equally, instills a sense of community service in students, develops future leaders, and involves parents as part of the school learning community.

    In preparation for the upcoming school year, we will focus our efforts using our new aforementioned vision and mission statements. Together with our highly qualified teachers that will always provide your children with high standard expectations and rigorous and challenging instruction we anticipate a great year! Parents, I would like to reiterate the crucial role you play in the academic success of our students; therefore, we will develop many opportunities for you to partner with us, so that you can always be engaged in your child’s learning process.  We want our school to be recognized for our outstanding Parent and Community Engagement and together we can achieve this goal.

    This year our theme will be “The Overlook Eagles Travel to the Spanish-Speaking World.”  Students will learn about the 22 Spanish-speaking countries. I look forward to meeting you and your children to set the pathway of our journey full of adventures and exciting learning opportunities.

    I am hopeful that parents, as our partners in education, can help us maintain our high expectations throughout the school year, so that our students become lifelong learners with self-confidence and pride. I thank you in advance for your support in making our Spanish Immersion program a great success. I am so honored to be a part of the Overlook team.  

    Please feel free to contact our school should you have any questions or concerns.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

     

    Educationally Yours,

    Mrs. Betsy White, Principal