Here is the message for the week: https://www.smore.com/yhz3r. A reminder there will not be a message next week due to the short week. We will be closed from November 22nd to November 24th for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kathleen Ortega and Michelle Romein
SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to share some exciting news regarding a beloved member of our Mastricola Elementary School community. It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mrs. Kathleen Ortega as the new Assistant Principal of our school. Mrs. Ortega’s official nomination will take place at the School Board meeting on July 10th.Many of you may already know Mrs. Ortega, as she has been an integral part of our school family since 2008. Over the years, Mrs. Ortega has made a remarkable impact on the lives of our students and has consistently demonstrated her dedication to their academic and personal growth.
Mrs. Ortega's journey at Mastricola Elementary School began as a third and fourth-grade educator, where she consistently showed her passion for teaching and commitment to fostering a positive learning environment. Prior to her taking on this role, Mrs. Ortega was a title one tutor here at MES.
During her time here, Mrs. Ortega has taken on several leadership roles, showcasing her ability to go above and beyond for our students and staff. She served as the facilitator for the grade level's Professional Learning Team, working collaboratively with her colleagues to enhance instructional practices and promote continuous improvement. Additionally, she has been an outstanding member of our Multi-Tiered System of Supports Team, playing a crucial role in ensuring that all students receive the support they need to succeed.
Mrs. Ortega's commitment to collaboration and professional development is evident in the numerous opportunities she has organized for our educators. These collaborative initiatives have been designed to empower our teachers and enhance their effectiveness in the classroom, ultimately benefiting the learning experiences of our students.
In addition to her professional contributions, Mrs. Ortega has also been an active participant in fostering a vibrant school community. She is an active participant in the third grade's Fired Up Friday Dance Parties, which brought joy and excitement to our students, creating lasting memories for everyone involved! She can also be found at many after school activities supporting both her students and MES.
With Mrs. Ortega assuming the role of Assistant Principal, we are confident that her knowledge, experience, and passion for education will be invaluable assets to our school leadership team. Her commitment to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment for all students aligns perfectly with our school's values and mission.
We are thrilled to have Mrs. Ortega take on this new position, and we know that she will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and staff members. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Ortega on her appointment and welcoming her to her new role as Assistant Principal of Mastricola Elementary School.
Thank you for your continued support in making Mastricola Elementary School a place where every child can thrive.
At James Mastricola Elementary School our mission is to ensure an active and engaging environment of responsible learners through a Response to Intervention (RtI) model so that all students attain high levels of achievement.