Welcome to the start of a new year! Hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to start working with our staff as we prepare our students for a successful school year.
As a result of the re-districting initiative, we have two 5th grades classes for the first time in the history of our school. We have also 3 Kindergarten classes, therefore, none of our students are being transported to another school as in previous years. We have 170 new students- half of our total population!
“It takes a Village to Raise a Child” – the culture resonates through our school is one of team-work, high expectations for students and staff, collaboration and creativity. Parents are crucial components of our educational team. We need your cooperation and involvement in all aspects of your child’s education and growth.
Our parents have always been responsive and supportive of our initiatives. To encourage involvement we have established the following:
-open-door policy, parents can visit classroom/school as often as they wish
-effective communication about programs and children’s progress via conferences, notices, phone calls and newsletters
-provide information for families to help their students achieve academically
-provide assistance to families in need via the school or community agencies
-schedule times to meet with the principal – 7:00AM to 8:00AM, 11:30AM to 12:30PM, 3:15PM to 4:00PM, or if I need to arrive earlier or stay later to accommodate your working hours, please call.
Visit us… Work with us … Help us hold the hands of those who hold the future!
Roberto Clemente Biography
“He played a kind of baseball that none of us had ever seen before… As if it were a form of punishment for everyone else on the field.” – Roger Angell
The numbers he assembled over 18 big league seasons tell the story of a complete ballplayer.
The story of Roberto Clemente, however, goes beyond mere numbers.
Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Clemente excelled in athletics as a youngster – and at the age of 17 was playing for the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rican Baseball League. The Dodgers signed him the following year, and by 1954 he was playing for their Triple-A team in Montreal.
Following the 1954 season, however, the Dodgers tried to slip Clemente through the offseason without putting him on the big league roster. He was taken by the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft for $4,000.
Clemente worked to find his stride during the next five seasons, battling injuries and a language barrier in a country where he was a citizen but had no home. But in 1960, the Pirates and Clemente came of age as the limber right fielder batted .312 with a team-high 94 RBI to lead the Pirates to the World Series. In the Fall Classic, Clemente hit .310 to help the Pirates defeat the Yankees in seven games...
On Dec. 31, 1972, Clemente boarded a small plane en route from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua to assist with earthquake relief. The heavily loaded plane crashed just off the Puerto Rican coast, and Clemente’s body was never recovered.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973 in a special election that waived the mandatory five-year waiting period.
“Baseball survives,” wrote columnist Jimmy Cannon of the New York Journal-American, “because guys like Clemente still play it.”