Richard Bard Elementary School
Dear Bard Parents and Guardians,
I hope this letter finds you all well! I am filled with great excitement and enthusiasm as we begin another school year and I enter my second year at Bard. There is something special about getting ready to greet our students on the first days of school. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces each morning and hearing about their summer. We hope you have enjoyed your time with your children and share in our excitement of returning to school.
Bard Elementary is a community that welcomes different ethnicities, languages, cultures and abilities. We truly believe that each student’s presence and joy adds something special to our Bard community. At Bard we celebrate our diversity in addition to our commonalities. The bond that unites us all is that “We are all Bulldogs!” In keeping with our emphasis on learning kindness and belonging, this year’s theme will strive to deepen these attributes. Our Bulldog community will continue “Growing our Hearts and Our Minds”.
As a staff, we are committed to helping students become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and to acquire the skills needed for education and navigating our world. At the same time, we continue to support students’ behavioral and social-emotional growth by creating environments that support flexible thinking, growth mindset, awareness of self and others, empathy and the Bulldog ways of showing Responsibility, Respect and Safety. We value the partnership we have with you, our Bulldog Families, in helping our students continue to grow their hearts and minds we look forward to working together to make this a successful school year! Please read the following pages for more important information about Bard.
Wishing you a wonderful school year,
Principal, Richard Bard Elementary School