Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  I am excited to be at Mission Bell for my third year.  We are undergoing an extensive remodeling project and are in quite a mess at the present time but we look forward to the end product.   

We are continuing as an AVID Elementary school.  AVID's intent is to have students ready for college and career by developing responsibility and GRIT (guts, resilience, initiative, and tenacity).  It is important that students have each one of these characteristics to be successful in life.

Students will once again have student agendas that need to be signed by an adult every day.  Please take the time to talk with your children and find out how their day went.  Let them tell you what they did in each subject.  Quality family time is so important.  Any assigned homework should be at a minimum, allowing you time to spend quality time with your child.  Make sure to take time to read each day with/to them.  

I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  Please take advantage of the parenting classes that will be offered.  We are off to a good start.  Let's keep it up.

Joan Lauritzen