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Dr.  Kevin  D.  Starks
Building Principal
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Principal's Corner

17-18 Welcome Back Letter

Dear Families,

On behalf of the staff at Lemasters Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our scholars can achieve their highest potential. I am excited to see all of the new initiatives introduced last year, in full effect and perfected this upcoming school year.

This summer has been full of changes. You will notice changes in the classrooms, hallways, and the library. Upon your visit, you will see that many of the walls in our building have received a facelift. This change in color was sparked by our desire to not only ensure that quality instruction is taking place, but that students may take pride in the beauty hidden within the school’s walls as well. Some teachers have transitioned into different grade levels and classrooms. Not only has the inside of our building changed drastically, the outside has had a notable change as well. In June, we received a new playground. The new playground is the product of a health and wellness grant. Although it may be smaller in size now, we plan to continue to make additions for the next few years throughout the life of the grant. As we work to start the year the best way possible, you and your child may assist us the following ways:

1.   Please allow your children adequate time to adjust from their summer sleeping patterns to their regular school year bedtimes and routines. This means they should start getting their necessary 8 hours of sleep each night.


2.   Be sure their days are not just full of physical activity alone. Allow them time to sit quietly and read a book of interest. This helps build the level of stamina required in school each day.


3.   Update your contact information. (phone/email). The lines of communication between school and home is imperative. For updates on Lemasters, please feel free to join my ‘Remind Me’ group. It will send a text with updates about out of uniform days, field trips, etc.


As you make your final summer plans, please keep the following dates in mind.


·         Meet the Teacher Night is Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to see many of the changes around the building and meet your child’s new teacher.

·         District Back to School Bash-Saturday, August 12th at Riverview Gardens High School from 10:00am-12:00pm. As always there will be games, snacks, school supplies, and so much more. We hope to see you there!


In The Spirit of Excellence,

Kevin D. Starks

Building Principal