Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Partners,
I am very excited to begin another school year at Indian Trace Elementary! We have achieved success as a result of the teamwork and commitment of our staff, students and parents. This genuine partnership has been the key to this success and I feel very fortunate to be leading this A+ team.
This year’s school-wide theme is “ITE Rocks”. Students and teachers at all grade levels will work collaboratively through project based learning to master the Florida Standards and 21st century learning with a focus on integrating core subjects with real world application.
We are proud to be expanding our successful dual language program to include two classes on grade levels K-4. Our second and third grade students will continue to strengthen their problem solving and critical thinking skills by playing the game of chess. We are also one of only a few schools in the district to fully implement the Digital 3,4, 5 program. This program affords all of our third, fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to utilize laptops, digital resources, online instructional materials and other learning tools to maximize and personalize their learning. I am proud to announce that during the 2018-2019 school year, our second graders will join this blended learning model as we acquire one-to-one devices for all of the second grade classes. Our goal is to prepare all of our students to be college and career ready. All of our teachers are highly qualified and continuously take advantage of professional development opportunities to provide our students with rich and rigorous units of study. I am confident that your children will be motivated to learn and will continue to show growth.
I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support. Please continue to stay involved by volunteering at school, attending PTA and SAC meetings, and family events. My door is always open to you and your children. Feel free to come by and see me if you have questions or need assistance.
I look forward to another successful year!