Principal's Corner

Mrs. Pasisis


Dear Families of CES Students,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited to lead our school as we continue to foster a school climate based on our core values: respect, kindness, and growth.

While academic growth is a primary focus, we can't meet our goals if we don't teach the whole child. We place a strong emphasis on social/ emotional learning. We have a kindness box in the front office. A student can write a short story about another student's act of kindness and put it in the box. Then, each week, Mr. Cantu and I will read some stories from the box on the announcements. Through this, students will hear examples of how kindness looks and sounds. In classrooms throughout the campus, teachers will support students in practicing cooperation through collaborative learning. They will also help students self-regulate so that they have tools to be calm and happy people throughout their lives.

We believe in the growth mindset at Connally Elementary School. Students will continually set goals, track their own progress, and reflect on their learning. 

Something new this year is our outdoor classroom. As students build their garden, they will have opportunities to leap across disciplines with real world application of concepts from math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. We believe in making learning relevant for our students.

Follow me on Twitter @principal_ces for a look inside of classrooms. I will be posting pictures and videos.

It is a joy to lead Connally Elementary School and teach your precious children.

Sincerely,

Gina Pasisis