Principal's Message

Dear Van Buren Family,
I am excited for another tremendous year at Van Buren Elementary! For those of you who are new to us, welcome, and, for those of you who are returning, welcome back. I look forward to working with families and staff to ensure maximum student achievement. Van Buren is a wonderful school community! Van Buren Eagles aim for all students to master grade level standards and be continually challenged academically. To ensure this sustained academic success, our teaching and support staff employ research-based instructional strategies in a safe, enriching environment.
Having taught at Van Buren for 10 years, I genuinely care about our students and will work to ensure they have a positive and memorable experience in their time here. Providing a safe and supportive learning environment are top priorities for me. To accomplish this, we are committed to positive behavior instruction which aims to shape our students into the citizens our community can be proud of.
A strong partnership between school and families is extremely important to the success of a school. I want to encourage you to participate in our School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee, and/or our PTA. We are also excited to have you attend our Fall or Spring Festivals, Movie Nights, or Parent Picnics! We should have consistent communication between home and school for families to learn about what is happening and provide feedback to help us improve. Please be involved!
I am honored to be a part of your child’s education and take this responsibility very seriously. Thank you in advance for your support and let’s soar to new heights!
Best regards, Ron Zahnd


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