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Welcome Letter from Principal




Welcome to Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School!

If you are new to the Haynes School Family, you just entered into a very special school-to-home partnership!

Our mission at Haynes School is to create a warm and caring educational atmosphere where every child is valued and will experience continuous improvement in learning. Although we strongly believe in academic excellence, we also feel that learning must be fun and rewarding for each child. Please realize that the Haynes School staff will not be able to accomplish this task alone; we need your support.

Parents/Guardians are always welcome at our school. We view parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. Further, we encourage you to become active participants in school programs and classroom activities. There are many ways to support your child, such as volunteering to help in the classroom, lunchroom, library, or in one or more of our many school programs. Also, consider becoming a greeter at the main entrance of the school. We encourage everyone to join the PTA.

Among the most significant contributions parents/guardians can make to the educational progress of their children is to read to them at home, make sure there is an appropriate and quiet study space for them with sufficient time to do homework, as well as to be available to assist them with more difficult homework assignments when necessary. As a result of your involvement, your child will see you as a significant other who truly values the educational process. Subsequently, he or she will more than likely demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors toward school and learning.

By working together, students, parents/guardians, and staff can make Haynes School an exciting and enjoyable place to learn.

David W. Miko


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