September 1, 2016
Dear Leverett students and families:
I am extremely happy to welcome you all to the 2016-2017 school year at LES! Many of you are returning families and we are glad you and your children will be part of the community again this year. Those of you who are new to LES, we are thrilled to welcome you and hope that you will come to love LES as much as we do! We are also welcoming some new staff members to our community: Nicole Harper will be teaching our sixth graders, and Katrin Griswold is our new fourth grade teacher. Karyn Briand has moved into the position of full-time school nurse after the retirement of nurse Jill Roberts.
All of the staff at LES are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing your children with the best possible educational environment in which to learn, grow and thrive. One of the great aspects of this school is its wonderfully close and supportive community of families. Family involvement in school events and activities is crucial both to student success and that of the school as a whole. Your input is valued and valuable, and your participation in school activities is critical to all of our success. This year there are many options for voluntary participation, including the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), which organizes events and raises funds for field trips and other important school programs.
The School Committee also welcomes family and community input and participation. We meet on the first Monday of every month, at 6:00 p.m., in the LES library. The minutes of each meeting are published on the school website as well as in the back of the Friday Post each month. We encourage you to reach out to us regarding policy issues affecting the entire community.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the School Committee with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Once again, welcome, and on behalf of the School Committee I wish you all a joyful and successful 2016-2017 school year!
LES School Committee Chair