Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! Byrd Avenue Primary, home of the Huskies, is a kindergarten and first grade facility. We are very excited and eager to have you and your child as part of our school. The faculty & staff have worked diligently to have everything prepared for our fabulous students. We have high expectations for every child to reach his/her potential and be very successful this school year. We provide rigorous and relevant academic, social, emotional, and physical learning experiences for our students to become independent college and career ready citizens of the 21st century.
With our combined efforts, we will build strong relationships. Safety and security is a priority and ensuring that your child feels safe at school is critical. Communication is a necessity to build strong relationships. I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or myself with any concerns or questions. Developing a collaborative relationship is the key-TEAMWORK!
A famous quote from Benjamin Franklin: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Due to our new structure and dedication to high quality, research-based best practices, every student will learn to his/her full potential. We offer individualized instruction for our students through RTI (Response to Intervention) and differentiated instruction embedded in the core curriculum and flexible grouping. We increase student engagement and achievement using Accelerated Reader, Thinking Maps, Individualized Learning Plans, Differentiated Instruction, and Technology Embedded Learning. Our students have access to the following technology/tools on a regular basis: Smartboards, Smart Tables, Accelerated Reader, Nooks, classroom computers, and technology standards-based instruction. Enrichment activities include: Chorus, Dance, P.E., Music, Art. Also, we offer JPAMS, the district-wide student information system which can be utilized from home for parents to stay up-to-date on schedules, assignments, and grades.
Our students are served nutritious, hot breakfasts and lunches daily through the National Nutrition Program. We take pride in our endeavor to help our students stay healthy. Our students are given the opportunity to start their day well-nourished with a nutritious breakfast and continue the day well-nourished with a nutritious lunch. Healthy snacks are available for students to purchase at recess.
We have the opportunity to bring about change. I ask that we all work as a team to collaborate and continue to strive for excellence. Byrd Avenue Primary is a GREAT school and our students are GREAT! Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child!
“Believe, Achieve, Succeed”
Sheila Lawrence, Principal
We will each learn and grow together.
Byrd Avenue Primary will enable all students to believe, achieve, and succeed at high levels of learning by aligning best practices to show continuous improvements on a college and career ready path for the 21st century and to be life-long productive citizens.