Principal's Page

Dear Elk Creek Families,

Thanksgiving is upon us, and like so many I too find myself reflecting on everything and everyone for which I am grateful.  After 60 days at Elk Creek, I find that we have much to be thankful for. Among the numerous things, I think about health, family, environment, education, each other, but most importantly, our students.  Each day you share with us your most precious gift, your children, and you partner with us as we offer them tools to think, create, problem solve, build relationships and grow. They are each remarkable and unique, and I am enjoying the opportunity to get to know them as individuals as the school year progresses.  I applaud their polite interactions, their eager spirits, and their willingness to be challenged in their learning. They strive to persevere, act with honor, take care of each other and accept responsibility, and I am proud to be their principal.

I am also thankful for each one of you.  Each day I am both impressed with and appreciative of our family and community volunteers who give of their time and resources to support Elk Creek through collaboration and coordination of PTA events, involvement in School Accountability Committee, Watch DOGS, classroom support, and so much more.  Your dedication is invaluable and makes a difference for our students and school every day.

Thank you to all of you who have welcomed me to Elk Creek and have checked in to see how things are going.  I am pleased to say that things are going well! Our students, staff, and community are working together to live out our mission of being a school that is a caring, learning community, that focuses on our students through innovative and challenging curriculum and prepares all students academically, emotionally, and physically for today and tomorrow.

As you take time to reflect on and reconnect to all that is important over this Thanksgiving break, I hope you will find that emphasizing gratitude brings you a positive perspective and optimistic outlook which will carry you through the ups and downs in the remaining weeks of 2018.  

Valerie Pollitt


Elk Creek Elementary

Valerie Pollitt
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