Welcome to Danbury Elementary School
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! Each school year, we as a school establish a unique theme to promote learning in a fun and creative way. We have found that a central theme helps our school focus on a primary goal and our mission of educating each student to their fullest potential. At the same time, this theme serves as an avenue to help strengthen our student’s sense of self, confidence, school spirit, and academic achievement. Starting today, I am asking for your help to create this contagious vision from one family, faculty member, and community member to the next.
The theme for this year is inspired by our very own historic Marblehead Lighthouse, as well as a very important leadership lesson from the #1 New York Times Bestselling book “How Full Is Your Bucket?” The guiding principle for 2014-2015 uses the symbolism of all lighthouses in addition to the power of positive interactions to guide our children this school year. So without further ado, it is with much excitement that I announce our 2014-2015 school year theme to be:
The historic role of our Marblehead Lighthouse is to guide and protect sailors as they approach the shore. The beacon of light leads them away from rocky and dangerous waters and acts as a warning to ships that land is near when the skies are too dark and stormy to see the coast. And symbolically, the lighthouse is also seen as a pillar of strength and comfort, in addition to a symbol of welcoming a loved one back to their home. Our students know that our elementary school is indeed their home away from home. It’s a place of comfort, excitement, friendship, and positivity. Please join me this year on shedding a light on what is right in all situations; with student academics, student behavior, and all situations that directly impact our school community.
Our school year will begin with an all school assembly that focuses on this theme with particular emphasis to the book, “How Full is Your Bucket?” This book offers us and our students insight on the power of being positive and the impact positivity has on each and every one of us. Therefore, the more light being shed on what is right will not only light up the shores of Lake Erie, but serve as a beacon of hope throughout the world.
At Danbury our goal is to educate young minds and prepare them for an ever-changing world. Our elementary offers several advantages and opportunities, below is a summarized list of the Danbury advantage:
*At Danbury, the student is the most important person.
*Experienced staff. Many of our regular classroom teachers have specialized backgrounds and training.
*We are and have always been 100% HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) compliant.
*Our average class size is around 20 students.
*We have smart board technology and student computers in every classroom.
*Emphasis on lifelong learning and the entire child, not just the state assessments.
*We promote active citizenship in our students and parents.
If you are a Danbury parent or guardian, thank you for sending us your child! If you are new to the area please call (419) 798-4081 to schedule an individualized tour of the facilities and a review of your child’s needs.
In Service of Youth,
Mr. Daniel E. Humphrey, Jr.