Assistant Principal's Message

  •  Assistant Principal Melissa Hernandez

    Dear Sandpiper Elementary School Families,

    It is with great pleasure and excitement that we open the 2019-2020 school year, “Around the World in 180 Days!” Our mission remains to maximize the learning of every student, ensuring we motivate them to develop the grit and perseverance needed to strive for their own personal best. 

    Our staff is committed to high expectations for all students, providing an academically challenging program while offering a loving, nurturing environment that develops students’ social and emotional needs as well.  Our school promotes the “Start with Hello” campaign.  The “Start with Hello” campaign is a youth prevention program from Sandy Hook Promise.  The goal is to create a closer, more connected and inclusive classroom, school and community.  In addition, because of our strong community partnerships and parental involvement, our school continues to be recognized with the esteemed Five Star School Award. Also, our school has inducted over 30 high achieving students into the National Elementary Honor Society.

    It is this combination of exceptional staff, phenomenal students, and supportive parents and community that makes Sandpiper Elementary School the elite neighborhood school that it is.  Thank you for entrusting your children to us.  We look forward to working together with you to ensure the best elementary educational experience available.

    Melissa Hernandez

    "The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

    -Malcolm Forbes