Dear King-Westwood Families,
What a treat it was to be spoiled during Staff Appreciation Week by our fabulous PTO and parents! Thank you to all who donated or contributed to the delicious breakfast and the clever gifts. We are so fortunate to be part Of such a caring and generous community!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation is a great time to say "thanks" to those individuals at school who really do make a difference in the lives of our children. For me, thanks go to Mrs. Lewin, Miss Wind, Miss Friesen, Mrs. Kasson, Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Saddler and Mr. Seifred. Those are all my elementary homeroom teachers in grades K-6 in Aurora,
Nebraska, where I grew up. Mr. Kulba and Mrs. Elliott also made a significant contributions to my success as a student and as an individual interested in pursuing music as a career. School staff members do make a difference in the lives of students. A staff member can be that person in a student's life that encourages the student to follow his/her dream.
Our goal is to make a difference each and every day in the lives of all of our students. Whether it means inspiring a student to follow his dream, or to provide extra support to get through a rough period of time in her life, or even giving him a real-world experience he would not have been given otherwise, it is our hope that our interactions and relationships with our students result in our students growing into productive, caring, and successful citizens of the world. Everything we do, whether it seems like it is making a difference at the time or not, is in an effort to help our students be successful through high school and beyond!
Parents and guardians — we thank you for entrusting your children to us each and every day. It is our pleasure to partner with you at King-Westwood!
I hope you will plan to join me for my last Parent-Principal Coffee of the 2015-16 school year on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you at school at the many activities we have coming up at King-Westwood this spring.
Sandie Lundquist, Principal