Greetings! Buenos Dias! Buongiorno!
WELCOME BACK TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR AT THE “A” RATED, STEAM GOLD DESIGNATED, G W CARVER ELEMENTARY- WHERE WE ARE PREPARED TO “VIRTUALLY” MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Looking back, Spring of 2020 challenged all of us to find a new normal for learning and connected us in new and deeper ways. What I have most learned through this COVID-19/Distance Learning journey, is how much I appreciate the resiliency that our teachers bring to Carver, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow, and the endless support from our parents and first class PTA Board. Even under circumstances we have never experienced, we are still a caring and supportive community! I am so grateful for that.
Looking ahead, our goal at Carver is to not only find our new normal, but to utilize this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment at Carver. The beginning of the year may not be “normal,” but let us collectively push ourselves to normalize this digital learning experience to benefit our children. COVID can’t stop us!
So, what to expect this school year? Prioritizing STEAM integration utilizing 21st century learning practices, an emphasis on social emotional learning, 2nd language mastery with the addition of extended day Spanish, and fostering equity and inclusion by way of courageous conversations and strategic action steps to tackle race and social justice.
As Principal, you can count on me to lead from the heart. Meeting you where you are and helping you to climb any mountain or hurdle that you may face. Although socially distant, we will forever remain connected and committed to what makes Carver GREAT: Our diversity, compassion, and commitment to all of our Carver kids!
Let’s MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Patricia D. Fairclough, Ed.S