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    Greetings Allenwood Elementary School Family!

    Welcome to the NEW school year! I am excited to serve as the principal of Allenwood Elementary School! My philosophy of education is that all children can achieve high levels of academic success.  I believe that it is the responsibility of the village; parents, teachers, community leaders, and the school system as the governing body to advocate for each and every student. Through this collaborative effort, students will be provided with the specific tools that they need for their global success.

    I am looking forward to a strong academic school year.  By working in tandem with you and the dedicated high quality educators of Allenwood Elementary School, we will move Allenwood from a "good school" to a GREAT SCHOOL!  Therefore, it is our duty to ensure the successful development of the whole child by facilitating rigorous academic engagement, inspiring mentorship, and enlightening experiences. We can spark the desire in each student to cultivate a high quality of character. Allenwood Wildcats will R.O.A.R. with Relentless pursuits of purpose, Ownership of our destiny, Academic excellence, and Respect for ourselves and others. We are the change agents for children. Through Education the possibilities of life are limitless. 

    Parents please know that providing your child(ren) with a rigorous and relevant instructional program is paramount to us. Our expectations are high, the instructional program will be challenging yet rewarding and far more effective with your active participation. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, children need support from both home and school.  We strongly encourage family members to join us during school activities, classroom visitations and evening school-wide events. 

    As key members of the Allenwood Wildcats family, we share the responsibility for our children's success.  We ask that as parents, you embrace our core values and R.O.A.R with us!

    Relentless pursuit of purpose:  

    Preparing all students for success in the global community 

    • Ensuring that your child is college and career ready by making your child’s prompt attendance to school an everyday habit and a priority – Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 am. 

    Ownership of our destiny:    

    Taking responsibility and being accountable for getting the resources to be successful 

    • Ensuring the open and consistent communication by updating your child’s school records regularly when phone numbers change to ensure effective communication. 
    • Attending school functions. 
    • Following up with teachers regularly. 
    • Signing agenda books nightly. 

    Academic excellence 

    Meeting and exceeding academic expectations 

    • Ensuring that your child completes all homework assignments and reads at home daily at least 20 – 30 minutes.  
    • Participate on the Parent Task Force to contribute to your child’s academic program 

    Respect for ourselves & others 

    Demonstrating a high quality of character at all times 

    • Informing the school staff of any concerns that may arise, so that they can be appropriately addressed. 
    • Adhering to school-wide rules & safety procedures to ensure that all students are safe and secure at all times. Safety is a high priority! 

     We highly value home/school communication and community partnership. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. My staff and I are prepared to meet the ultimate goal of educating your children. Please send your children to us well behaved, on-time, equipped with the proper materials and encouragement. We, in turn, will send them home to you prepared to meet the demands of the future. Your presence is not only welcomed, it is needed!

    We look forward to a positive and productive year together!!



    Shawna Fagbuyi