From the Principal

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Hello Wonderland Families,

I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. I hope your summer has gone well and you, and your child, are excited for the beginning of the new year.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for students. Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hardworking custodial staff has spent the entire summer cleaning the facility and our much-appreciated FOW, PTA and KPO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs.

The first day of school begins on Tuesday, August 14. Our first bell will ring at 8:05AM and the school day ends at 1:40PM, as this is our Tuesday schedule. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten families will begin their day at 9:00AM and will be dismissed at 11:30AM. This schedule will take place on the first day only.  There will be a short Kindergarten Welcome and Orientation at 9:30 in the MPR.

Please see the bell schedule, which is posted here on the school website or under the Parent Information tab on the homepage.

Test Scores:
Statistically our test scores have remained about the same. We have gone up a little in ELA and down a little in math. As of this year 94% of our students have met or exceeded the state standard and in English and 89% have met or exceeded the state standard in mathematics.

I am incredibly proud of this faculty, students and parent community.  Increasing test scores when we are already at performing at such a high level is difficult to accomplish.  This only happens when you have a staff and community who are dedicated, collaborative, and passionate educating children.

Class Assignment:
Classroom assignments will be posted on the Wonderland website and available on Monday, August 13 after 5:00pm. Each teacher will be waiting for students on the yard on Tuesday morning. As always, no changes will be made to class assignments for at least three weeks and then only for exceptional circumstances.  A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement. Our classes are arranged to provide an appropriate whole class structure which is beneficial to each and every student.  It is difficult to make changes without causing imbalances and inequities for the kids.

Parking Guidelines:
The first few weeks of school are going to be busy, so please be considerate of our neighbors and safe in how you drive and where you park. Here are a few things to remember:

  • NEVER park in school lots. The lots are reserved for teachers, staff and buses ONLY.
  • NEVER park on lower Laurel Pass, south of the driveway at 2525 Laurel Pass. The street is narrow. Parking here prevents the safe passage of emergency vehicles, pedestrians & cars. It is illegal and you’re subject to ticketing.
  • NEVER park on Horseshoe Canyon Road. This is a privately-owned road and there is no public parking allowed.
  • DO NOT block driveways. Do not move garbage cans onto the curb.

Enjoy your last week before school and I look forward to seeing everyone on Aug 14.

Principal Teer