Principal's Message

  • Principal's Message 

     

    Greetings Park Ridge Family,

    I would like to thank our staff, parents, and community members for an outstanding opening of the school year.  Our amazing students loved returning to the traditional setting that they missed for the past year and a half.  It is an absolute joy to have them back.

    As we end the first quarter and jump into the second quarter, I would like to celebrate some of the highlights that make PRE so amazing. Our school’s mindfulness initiative has taken off as students focus on their mental health and well-being through yoga, daily affirmation, and studying what makes them unique. Our Leader of the Month celebration was a huge success as our students were recognized as classroom leaders. In addition, students were hard at work and actively engaged in learning about various Hispanic countries and cultures. We wrapped up “Hispanic Heritage” Month with a heritage parade to celebrate our unity and diversity. As a school, our students and staff were able to dress up and represent their culture. Beginning of the year assessments are complete, and the first round of data chats with administrators and teachers to enhance the instructional plan to support students’ academic needs. I encourage all parents to join us for Parent Night on November 10, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and our next Student Advisory Council Meeting on December 1st. Parents, please be on the lookout for report cards on November 12th.

    We are always here for you. Call the school at any time during school hours or email us at joseph.balchunas@browardschools.com or samantha.whitehead@browardschools.com.  We are here for you!  Together, we can make a difference in your child’s life.

     

    Educationally yours,

    Mr. Balchunas and Mrs. Whitehead

    Your Proud Administration Team

     

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