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The Turnaround:

Principal Keith France: Parents can boost enthusiasm for learning

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Keith France, principal of Elizondo Elementary School in North Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

We have finished the beginning first week of an incredible year. I can speak for the teachers and staff at Elizondo that we are thrilled to work with the children of this community. They have arrived at school wide-eyed and ready to soak up all that the teachers have to give. As a staff, we promise, with your help, to do everything in our power to ensure that your children grow both academically and socially.

The support we have received because of our turnaround status, from Edison learning and the School District, is priceless. Together, we are creating an atmosphere of success for the students, the parents and the teachers. We know that every child, by the end of the year, will be ready for the next grade level.

As we embark on this new era for Elizondo, please remember that our doors are always open for feedback and comments on how to improve the school. To the parents of our students: If I have not met you, please feel free to introduce yourself. It is very important that you get to know me, Assistant Principal Antoinette Brewer and the staff of Elizondo. The relationships you create at school will instill a lasting impression on your children that you value learning. If your children see that you value education and desire that they excel in school, they will try harder and have a better chance to succeed.

Research shows that to secure good jobs, prospective candidates will have to have a college education. We are laying the foundation for this kind of success every day at Elizondo. We must work together to ensure each child takes advantage of each learning opportunity so he or she can achieve at high levels.

They deserve our very best.

Above our doors, you will find the motto for the children and staff at Elizondo: “I have the responsibility to be smarter than I was yesterday.” We will live by this declaration and will ensure that it holds true every day. The teachers and staff ask you to hold us accountable for student success, while we in turn will hold you accountable to be true partners in your child’s education.

Together we will surely have a successful year, and our Bulldog pride will be stronger than ever!

Keith France is the principal of Elizondo Elementary.

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