Dear Deltona Lakes Family,
Well, let me start out by saying that my second year as principal of Deltona Lakes Elementary was just as amazing as my first year! Deltona Lakes is truly a community-oriented school. As the principal of DLE, I had the privilege of working side by side with amazing staff and teachers! I also had the privilege of spending quality time with many students, enjoying ice cream socials, special events and activities. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in such a capacity!
This year we have some things to celebrate. We've made academic gains in almost all areas. Some of the most notable gains were in 3rd grade ELA; we went from 55% of our students scoring a 3 or higher to 60%. In 4th grade Math, we went from 52% of our students scoring 3 or higher to 59%. In 5th grade Science, we went from 50% of our students scoring a 3 or higher to 54%. Unfortunately, we did not meet our goal of becoming a "B" school. We are a "C" school again this year, but we are slowly making progress. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and teachers!!
Our goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to increase your involvement in the educational process and provide training in the areas of reading and math. In order to accomplish this goal, we need your support. Please support us in this endeavor by sending your child to school every day and on time. Loss of instructional time creates gaps in the educational process. Also, your cooperation is needed in our efforts to reinforce the importance of coming to school prepared and ready to learn; this will assist us tremendously. Finally, you can support us by attending the trainings we provide to better prepare you to work with your child. It takes a village to raise a child.
Some of the activities/events that we will be offering this year are after-school tutoring, Science Night, Math Night, morning computer lab sessions, technology day, Ensemble performance, talent show and our fabulous Fall Festival to name just a few activities. I look forward to working with all of you next year!! DLE is only as amazing as we make it! So, let's make the commitment to do "Whatever it Takes" to make this an amazing year!!