Dear Grace Thille Families,
It is my honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year! I hope you all have had a relaxing and fun summer break. I am extremely proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing learning community for the 2nd year and to continue to support the students of Grace Thille! As we can all attest, the last few years have been challenging, but the Thille Learning Community has emerged on the other side more resilient, more unified, and better equipped to handle an ever-changing landscape. This new school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning. With that said, the Grace Thille staff and PTO are ready to kick this year off in true Tiger fashion!
I would like to welcome all of our new families, whether you are joining us from another school in the district or have relocated from another city, state, or country. We are excited to share all that Grace Thille has to offer with you and believe you will soon feel as we do, that Grace Thille School is a special place for all children. Our teachers, support staff, and families are ready to welcome you!
The dedicated staff at Grace Thille has been working tirelessly to finalize classes and schedules, fine-tune our instructional models, engage in professional learning opportunities, and update class routines and expectations, all with the goal of fostering academic success. Our teachers are eager to meet their new students and begin this
year’s journey with them. Our primary goal is to ensure student proficiency in core academic subjects, so we will continue to refine Tier I instruction, analyze data, conduct observations, and review classwork to guide instruction and intervention. We will also engage our students in Project Based Learning through strategies we are beginning to
implement this school year. We will also work on teaching and demonstrating social and emotional support strategies into our students’ daily school experience. We will work together to create a solid foundation for our students so that they have the opportunity to become self-directed learners, collaborative teammates, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens. We will continue to offer intervention services for our learners through specialized programs, counseling when appropriate, and the implementation of Tier II and Tier III programs and learning strategies.
Please be sure to read the Parent Square message every Sunday night as it contains important information from the school and PTO. We will be holding our traditional, in-person Back-to-School Night presentations on Monday, September 11th at 6:00 PM.
Grace’s outstanding teachers create the foundation for your child’s academic success. In addition, a large part of the Grace Learning Community’s success can be attributed to its active and engaged parents who are involved PTA. Please consider contributing to the Grant PTO so that we can continue to fund engaging enrichment programs, assemblies, and much-needed supplemental equipment and supplies that will support teaching and learning this year. Your donations directly affect your child’s education. Last year your contributions enabled us to provide teacher appreciation, the Spring Festival, Mariachi’s for Mom’s and other important events.
I look forward to the start of the new school year and to continuing our collaboration of providing your children with an effective and engaging educational experience. As always, we will look to our families to be positive partners in this year’s journey. The Grace Thille staff has always made a priority of working together as a caring and compassionate learning community with professionalism, teamwork, action, and expertise. We will always put the best interests of our students at the center of our purpose. Join us in ensuring the success of all of our students. Stay healthy, stay positive, and stay connected.
*ROAR* Behavior Expectations
R - Remember Safety First
O - Outstanding Character
A - Always Work Together
R - Respect All
The mission of Grace S. Thille School is to empower students with skills that will support them as they make choices directly affecting their lives: through high expectations, a strong integrated standards-based curriculum, and implementation of programs that address the needs of the whole child assuring student success now and in the future. We encourage students to value and pursue their current and future educational goals.