Dear Collegewood Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. There will be many familiar faces on campus when you return on August 14th in addition to some new members of our team. We are so fortunate to have Tamie Liptak serving as our Administrative Assistant. She previously served as our Digital Media Specialist and has been an active parent volunteer for many years. Gary Reyes will be serving as our daytime custodian. Gary exudes kindness and works with integrity. He is a great asset to our team. Ms. Aceves is now a school counselor at Suzanne. It is wonderful to know that a Collegewood Cougar is caring for our kids as they transition to middle school. Becky Hall will be serving as a Specialized Academic Instruction teacher. She has years of experience and balances skill, knowledge, and heart for students. Jennifer Kornblau will be working with students in 4th and 5th grade Specialized Academic Instruction. She has previously worked at Walnut Elementary and Vejar Elementary. Her care for students drives her excellent instruction. Kim Ro will be serving as our Speech and Language Pathologist and brings knowledge and willingness to work collaboratively to ensure all students are successful. Caitlyn Ford is an excellent teacher who recently taught up North. She has a passion for helping kids reach their goals and brings experience with coding which will undoubtedly enrich our Project Lead the Way program. Stephanie Curtis will be joining our kindergarten team. She comes to Collegewood with eleven years of teaching experience. Mrs. Curtis is enthusiastic to join such a great team and has been a great addition to the Collegewood team. Collegewood kids deserve the best of the best and we were careful to bring people onto our team who believe in our kids and have a heart for serving the families in our community. I am sure you will join me in welcoming them aboard.
Our Community Club is a group comprised of amazing volunteers who come together to ensure that our kids have tremendous experiences. Under the direction of Veronica Rubalcava, the Community Club is already busy planning family events and fundraisers that will help us provide materials for Project Lead the Way and contribute to the cost of field trips in addition to many other events. I encourage all of you to contribute to this group as no effort is too small.
This year, Collegewood is excited to continue offering exemplary learning experiences through Robotics, Genius Hour, Music, Meet the Masters, and data driven intervention. Writer’s workshop continues to grow school and district wide as we support students as they enhance their ability to think creatively and express their thoughts and ideas through writing.
I am humbled with gratitude for the opportunity to partner with you as we work together to ensure your child’s emotional, social, and academic success. It’s going to be a great year!