Dear Field-Stevenson Families!
The faculty and staff of Field-Stevenson Intermediate Center join me in welcoming you to our school. We look forward to working closely with you as we provide an exciting, engaging, fun, and challenging educational program for our students. We encourage your active support and participation as we seek to provide a positive learning environment for all of our students. While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education through PBIS, and exposure to different technologies in order to prepare students to compete with their global peers.
We deeply believe that partnering with parents is essential for students to achieve their full human potential. You, as parents, are the most critical part of our school success. You play a crucial role in providing an atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits.
There are many ways you can get involved at school. Check out our awesome Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! Your support provides the foundation for students to come ready to learn. To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:
- Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
- Monitor your child’s homework daily.
- Expect and support positive behavior at school.
- Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.
- Have fun, explore our local museums and attractions.
- Encourage and nurture their hobbies and talents.
- Laugh and enjoy the wonders of your child’s imagination.
In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved. Volunteers make a tremendous positive impact and enrich our educational programs. Your child’s teacher and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will also provide information for volunteering. Please consider supporting our school in this way.
Thank you for entrusting your child(ren’s) education and well-being to us. School and home can work together to build skills and knowledge, reinforce values, and develop a strong sense of self-worth. We must invest our time and energies in our nation’s most valuable resource-our children- to ensure they are ready to live happy and fulfilling lives.
Susan Bogdan, Principal
I want to express my excitement about working with your child(ren) and family. I have been a 5th Grade teacher at Field for the last 21 years. I have served in building and district-level leadership positions and am ready to begin this new opportunity. I am committed to working in partnership with our students, staff, and families. It is my belief that the work of educating students requires consistent collaboration, communication, learning, and reflecting. This belief lends itself to the goals I have for the school year:
1. To create a school environment where staff works cohesively to promote student learning and growth.
2. To build trust as we work together to achieve school-wide goals and milestones.
3. To promote staff collaboration and to ensure teachers are responsive to data.
I am incredibly excited about my first year in my new position at Field-Stevenson and know it will be filled with opportunities for all of our students, staff, and myself to learn and grow, as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have been before!
Our priority is to support our students and families as we transition back to a full day of in-person learning full of rigor and fun. I can’t wait to have ALL of our Sharks back in the building supporting one another. I pledge to our students, parents and staff that this will be a wonderful year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms. The staff is committed to meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of all of our students by providing the best educational programs through challenging instruction, interventions and extra-curricular activities and incentives.
My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!