Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I am excited to begin my second year as principal at Mission Bell. We have several new programs or initiatives starting this year which will help to prepare our students to be successful and prepared for their future. 

All students in grades 2-6 will be issued their very own Chrome Book for use at school and home. Chrome Books will increase student engagement and productivity through personalized learning and equal access to technology. AVID Elementary and our Parent University program are two other initiatives beginning implementation this year. We look forward to all three of these programs to increase student engagement and parent involvement making Mission Bell the best it can be. 

I look forward to working with you for the betterment of your children. Please take advantage of our parent classes and to be involved in the lives of your children. 

Joan Lauritzen