Dear Terminal Park Families,
Here at Terminal Park Elementary, our minds have moved to the start of school and the excitement of opening our brand-new building. I want to welcome each of you to this new school year, but also welcome you to a new starting point where we can share our hopes, expectations and systems that will see us off to a great start.
Terminal Park Elementary will start the school year in a brand-new building that respects the long history of the railroad in our community. Our school, Terminal Park, was named for the neighborhood that was started in the late 1800’s when the Union Pacific Railroad terminated or ended right here in Auburn. The railyard became one of the largest train maintenance facilities on the west coast of the U.S., which resulted in this neighborhood and school being named “Terminal Park”. The new school is meant to look like an old-fashioned train station, while being a very modern school. Our staff have been busy working to prepare this wonderful facility and have been working to the last minute to make it a welcoming learning place for students. I'm confident you will find Terminal Park a remarkable place.
As we start fresh in this new building, I ask for family support as we work to provide the best education for our students. Education can only fulfill its promise as the great equalizer, a force that can overcome differences in privilege and background when we work to ensure that students are in school every day. Students who are chronically absent, meaning they miss at least 15 days of school in a year, are at serious risk of falling behind in school. We believe that every student can achieve and become contributing members of society if they are in school daily. We will support you if there are challenges, but ask that you partner with use to help every child succeed.
For our part, we are implementing the most recent research on the Science of Reading and are in the first year of our new School Improvement Plan. We are anxious to share all these with you and the results we are already seeing from this work.
Feel free to reach out via email, Remind or call the office at 253 931-4978