Principal's Message

  • Principal Schneider

    At Tropical, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated, caring and hardworking team of professionals (Teachers, Educational Assistants, Office Staff, Custodians, and other school based and District based Support Staff) who work together to ensure that every child has the best educational experience possible. Staff at Tropical always go above and beyond to ensure that students are exposed to a variety of activities to enhance and enrich their school experience. This year in particular, staff put aside their own worries and anxieties to ensure that our students had a safe, predictable and fun school experience. With the support of our parent community, staff and students adjusted to rapidly changing Public Health Orders, while maintaining a sense of routine, structure and connectedness for students.

    Our students deserve recognition for their passion for learning, as well as their sense of humor. Students gave teachers a sense of joy, purpose and positivity through challenging times. Through all the ups and downs of the year, the Tropical community managed to maintain a sense of connectedness and sustained caring and supportive relationships.

    I would like to thank our dedicated and committed Tropical PTA who found innovative and creative ways to carry on many important initiatives for our students, staff and community.

    A big thanks goes out to all parents for trusting us to do everything possible to keep your children safe. Your support in adapting to the frequently changing Public Health Orders and for finding ways to keep your children at home when they were sick, despite your own work schedule challenges was greatly appreciated.

    A final word to our students: Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year. I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be a Tropical Toucan! You keep me laughing and young at heart. I am grateful for your joy, astute insights and amazing talents. Best wishes to our graduating fifth graders, whom I will miss greatly—please come back and visit. Everyone have a safe and happy summer break.

    Until next school year, here’s wishing you love, laughter and learning.

    Educationally yours,

    Robert N. Schneider, Principal

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    The start of the school year can be exciting but also daunting for students as they take on different subjects, learn new concepts and make new friends. By supporting and learning together in a positive environment, we all grow individually and collectively.  We look forward to partnering with you to provide the guidance and support that our Toucans need to grow and be successful as they continue their educational journey. We look forward to a year of learning and fun while being aware of the need to grow both socially and emotionally for an ever-changing world.

    May the Force Be With You!


    Educationally yours,

    Robert N. Schneider