Dear Woodcrest Family:
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! As we embark on this school year’s journey, I wish to take this opportunity to give special greetings to those who are returning and welcome aboard those who are new to Woodcrest. While most would consider me to be among the newest members, it was just over two decades ago that I started my (second) career as an elementary educator right here at Woodcrest Elementary – as a student teacher. As I return for my fourth year, I feel extremely fortunate to have rejoined this incredible learning community!
Speaking of community, in creating a successful community of learners, we recognize the importance of our working in partnership to foster a positive and safe environment that is conducive to learning. The Woodcrest staff—whose reputation as phenomenally dedicated, caring and committed professionals precedes them—is devoted to ensuring that every student achieves to his or her academic potential. To achieve this goal, communication between the school and home is essential. Your support and involvement are very important to your children’s progress. As a matter of fact, a growing body of research clearly indicates that student outcomes are greatly enhanced when parents/guardians attend and actively support school functions and take advantage of opportunities to volunteer in the school. This level of involvement has been linked to improved student attitudes, attendance and ultimately academic success.
Each of us has an important role in making this a successful school year, and we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve this goal.
Yours in education,
Jonathan Cohen, Principal
(856) 429-2058 (prompt 5)