Principal's Message

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    Susan Herrera, Principal

    Dear Truman Elementary Families,

           It has been a smooth start to the school year.  Thank you for partnering with us as we dive into the 2018-19 school year.  As I enter my third year as your principal, I look forward to establishing deeper relationships with the families I serve. As a staff, we want to create more opportunities for families to participate at Truman Elementary and become an integral part of our school community.  Therefore, we look forward to seeing you at Meet and Greet, Family Fun Nights, Literacy Night, Art Night, PTA, Celebration Assemblies, after school clubs and much more! Please reference the school calendar in our handbook for specific dates and times.

          At our school we emphasize the importance of each student acting as a Truman Scholar.  The graphic below guides students as they navigate through their day. Students are recognized each week for conducting themselves as a Truman Scholar!

        Our primary goals for this school year are to increase reading, math and science scores so that at least 50% of our students are scoring at the proficient or advanced level on the state assessment.  An equally important goal is to increase attendance from 76% to 90%. You can assist us in meeting these goals by encouraging your child to do their homework, read each night and attend school each day!

          Beginning Sunday, August 26th, you will receive a call from me.  The call will outline our week ahead, provide important reminders for you and update you on our attendance percentage.  Please take the time to listen to this important information so that we can work together to help you student succeed.  My hope is that this will be the best year yet at Truman Elementary for you and your scholar!

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Susan Herrera

    816-316-8072

    susanher@hickmanmills.org
    How to be a Truman Scholar: T-Think; R-Respect; U-Use your words for good; M-Move it; A-Attendance; N-Never be disruptive