Dear Stanford Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2022-2023 school year! I am Jamie Wells, the proud principal of Stanford Elementary. Outside of school, I am a wife and mother of two amazing children. I enjoy reading, paddle boarding, and photography. Cooper, my oldest son will be in entering his first year in middle school, participates in basketball, football and Jiu Jitsu. My youngest son, Landon, will be going into 5th grade and loves soccer, science and Jiu Jitsu. We also have a sweet, little rescue puppy named Parker that completes our family!
Last year, our third in a series of challenging years since the pandemic hit in 2020, gave our students a sense of normalcy although we still had challenges with masking, social distancing and bringing our community back on campus. As I look back at last year, I am proud of the extra effort of our staff, students and families.
District Focus and Goals
This year we will continue to focus on our District's Strategic Plan: Academic Skills + Personal Skills = Lifelong Success! Our academic program is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the state standards. Our amazing teachers use research based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills, including the meaningful use of technology in instruction, learning how to collaborate, and help students develop scholarly habits and motivation. As a staff, we are committed to 21st Century Learning to best prepare students for a successful future. In these challenging times, it is also a priority at Stanford to support the social-emotional well-being of our students and families. This year, additional resources have been allocated to support students how may still be recovering from the challenges and trauma from the events of the past three years.
NEW FOR 2022-2023 School Year
This year has brought new look for Stanford. We have added 3 more portables, a section of fence in the Kindergarten playground that will give our students some privacy and some color to our blacktop area. We are also excited to have some more outdoor seating in front of our classrooms that will come later in the year.
Our teachers and staff will be continuing to prioritize Character Development, with a focus on a specific Character Trait each month. Some of our other continuing programs include Academic Pentathlon, Student Council, College and Career Mentoring (a program for 6th graders developed by our Superintendent, Dr. Mafi), field trips at every grade level (sponsored by our PTO), educational assemblies and excellent Vocal and Instrumental Music Programs!
As your principal, I look forward to building relationships with our community and communicating through ParentSquare, the school website, and our social media. Our school office team is always here to help, as well. Please make sure that we have your updated and current phone numbers and emails, so you can stay informed on all school information.
Please register and update your Parent Portal account. Through the use of Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal. Also, a reminder that we are a Closed Campus to support student safety and campus security. Please make sure you check in at the office before entering campus. Thank you for your continued support!
It is my pleasure and honor to work alongside the students, parents and staff. Together we will get through this unprecedented time in education and our students will continue towards academic and personal success!
Mrs. Jamie Wells, Principal