Welcome Students and Families to the 2016-2017 school year at View Ridge Elementary School. I'm your Principal, Tina Farias, and I could not be happier than to be a part of this school and community. View Ridge Elementary is a special place for many reasons including our dedicated and talented staff, our dynamic students (they're really the reason we are all here), and supportive families and community partners.
I have been a member of the View Ridge community for three years and the Everett School District for ten, but this is my first year as Principal. I am anticipating this year to be full of wonderful, new opportunities for teaching and learning. It's our goal at View Ridge to not only provide a top-notch education for students, but to be a place that promotes fun, caring, safety, and community.
Parents, guardians, and family members are essential to supporting the growth and development of our children. I encourage your involvement, input, and participation as an integral piece of this school and its culture. I value your partnership and understand that effective communication between home and school is critical to our students’ success. I encourage you to read classroom newsletters, my monthly Principals’ Message, and PTA News publications. My door is always open and I answer my emails daily, but your first step is always with your child's teacher, or with the relevant staff member. At any time, if you have a question or concern for me, please call the office at 425-385-5400, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or arrange a time with my Office Manager, Cindy Hansen, for us to meet in person. I am deeply commited to working with students, families, and staff to make this year the best ever.
I hope you enjoyed your summer and are just as excited I am to begin another year of discovery and learning. I'm looking forward to meeting you at our Open House on September 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Please make it a point to say hello and share something fun that you did this summer! Here's a hint to something fun I did-- I traveled somewhere that sounds a lot like dinner, only it's a country surrounded by two seas. If you think you know the answer, be sure to tell me when I see you!
Tina Farias, Principal
View Ridge Elementary