January 24, 2020
Dear teachers, parents, and families:
Welcome to the Eliot family! I want to express our dedication to serving our community and building strong relations.
I have been and will continue to work with Principal Paige and the Wright staff to be sure all students who are coming to Eliot will be cared for. We all believe that children are the future, and with that belief, we will do everything we can to prepare students to become their best selves as students and citizens.
Our mission is to incorporate a philosophy of excellence at Eliot through collaboration with parents and the community to produce a well-rounded, productive citizen. Eliot works to encompass high academic achievement, healthy physical and emotional awareness, positive social skills, and problem solver capabilities by providing engaging activities in a safe and positive yet stimulating environment.
We want to create well-rounded citizens; we provide real-world learning opportunities for our scholars. Our curriculum incorporates a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, such as STEAM Lab, which provides a weekly challenge for students to solve through technical design skills.
Teachers and faculty at Eliot Elementary often collaborate to provide the best experience possible for our students. Creating high-quality learning experiences means educating the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs.
In addition to academic success, Eliot teachers place significant value on physical health. All students participate in "Workout Wednesday," during which they get to wear workout gear while teachers conduct lessons that involve movement. Students will do a warmup in the morning, receive instruction on a healthy choice lifestyle, and receive two recesses to provide them with the chance to get active.
At Eliot, we offer students a variety of programs and club options. Some of those options include Spanish Club, Botball Robotics Club, Engineering Club, Mad Science, Young Rembrandts, Morning Show Broadcast, Radio Show Podcast, Basketball Club, Running Club, Social Club, Student Council, Art Show, Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts, Safety Patrol, Recycling, Family STEAM Night, Family Math Night, Community Butterfly and Vegetable Garden.
We are working with the Eliot PTA to make sure new families are connected and welcomed into their new Eliot home, and we will be coordinating several family events. We are also working to coordinate days for students to visit the school and ensure they feel comfortable and welcomed.
Whether you are coming from Wright or new to Eliot we welcome you!