Welcome Back Clover Creek, Hawks!
The beginning of the year is such an exciting time for all of us as we prepare for the great things we are going to accomplish with all of our students! At Clover Creek we believe that all students are capable of achieving great things; it is our job to inspire and unlock the potential in each student. Our staff is committed to 4 goals: Intentional, quality instruction; School wide professional development and collaboration; Partnership with students, families and the community; and Culture of studentcentered success. With these goals as our focus we know that we can take Clover Creek to new heights!
I would like to welcome a few new people to our staff:
Margie Fossand 4th Grade
Debi Boyd 4th Grade
Ricky Hernickx 5th Grade
Gretchen Kastama (new role) Technology Specialist
We could not have picked a more dedicated, hard working staff to join and I know these new additions will only make our team stronger!
The first day of school (1st5th grade) is September 1, 2016 and our Kindergartners will start school on September 7th. School Starts at 9:15 AM with our doors opening at 8:55 for students eating breakfast and 9:05 for students who will not eat breakfast at school. You are welcome to walk your student to their class keeping in mind that we are eager to start our instructional day with them at 9:15, we thank you in advance for leaving our campus at that time.
Within this packet, is the name of your child’s teacher for the 2016 2017 school year. Please know that our teachers and support specialists worked very hard to select the best placement for every child. Our classrooms are thoughtfully balanced by gender, academics, behaviors, and special programs. Thank you for supporting these important class placement decisions.
With 700 students in attendance, our parking lot can become crowded during drop off and pick up times. Please be sure you observe our parking lot guidelines (attached) to ensure everyone has a safe and pleasant experience while at Clover Creek. Parents are encouraged to park at the Crossroads Church and walk to our school if the parking lot is already full and not sit idly on 36th Ave. E.
Finally, we believe character is an important key to success. We are proud that our students display: Honest, Achieving, Willing, Kind and Successful characteristics. You can support us by using these words at home as well!
We are looking forward to partnering with all of you to make 2016 2017 the best year yet!
Sara Olson, Principal
Clover Creek Elementary School
16715 36th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Apprenticeship Fair at Pierce County Skills Center
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Spirit Day - Dress Up Day
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Spirit Day - Hat Day