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Dear Walnut Hill
Families and Friends:
Hello and welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I am proud and honored to serve as
the new Principal at Walnut Hill Elementary.
I began my teaching career in Harlingen, Texas, where I taught for 10
years as a Special Education (4 years), Second Grade (3 years), and Third Grade
(3 years) Teacher. Upon moving to Omaha
and working for OPS, I worked at Morton Magnet Middle School as a Special
Education Reading Teacher (1 year) and Dean of Students (3 years). I was then selected as the Assistant
Principal (3 years) at Bancroft Elementary before coming to Walnut Hill
As the Principal of Walnut Hill
Elementary, my goal is to build positive, meaningful relationships with all
students, families, and staff members. I believe these relationships will
help spur unlimited possibilities for all students. I look forward to the
opportunity to work with you and your student(s) to provide a supportive,
dynamic, and safe learning environment that fosters high academic achievement
and promotes the belief that all students can learn and be successful.
and I value your presence at all school events and we hope to provide a variety
of opportunities to help us connect with you and your family. One of the most important characteristics of
an effective school is building a strong home-school relationship.
I look forward to meeting and collaborating
with you. I value your input so please do not hesitate to contact me
Walnut Hill Elementary is located at 4355 Charles Street. Approximately 400 students attend Walnut Hill Elementary. Class sizes in grades kindergarten through grade three are approximately 15 students. The intermediate classrooms have 20 students. In recent years, the student population has seen a significant increase in those qualifying for the English as a Second Language program.
Walnut Hill Elementary continues to search for ways to include and learn from the richly diverse community it has served for so many years.
The mission statement for Walnut Hill Elementary states that "students will meet high learning standards in a safe, caring environment.
"Walnut Hill Elementary boasts an active Adopt-a-School partnership with McDonalds, Pfizer Inc, and support from The Midlands Community Chapter of the National Management Association.
The Parent Teacher Association also actively supports and benefits the school community.
Campbell’s for Education Program awards free educational equipment in exchange for the UPC labels on their products.
Our goal is to collect 5,000 labels in the 2013/2014 school year. We are calling on you to help support our efforts to collect labels to redeem for free educational equipment. It’s easy to pitch in. Simply save labels or clip proofs of purchase from any of the following eligible Campbell products:
Send them to school with your child and Mrs. Wilson and her helpers will clip, count, and mail them in for awesome school goodies!
BOXTOPS for Education
There are many products that carry the for Box Tops for Education logo. Boxtops are a great way for Walnut Hill to raise funds by simply collecting these labels. We earn 10 cents for every label we collect, and this goes to support additional activities for Walnut Hill students and families.
Make it a family mission to be on the look out for Box Tops. Clip them and send to school with your child. You can also visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx for lists of products that carry the Box Tops for Education label. We appreciate your support. You can contact Mrs. Bentley if you have any questions about this fundraiser.
Parent's Right to Know Clause
At the beginning of each school year, any District that accepts Title I, Part A funding must notify parents that they can request information regarding their child's teacher and his/her qualifications, including certification and endorsements. Parents can also request information about paraprofessionals working with their children. Nebraska requires each parent a timely notice that their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not NCLB qualified.