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Principal's Message

Welcome letter from the Principal!

August 11, 2023
Welcome letter from the Principal!

Welcome Florin Bear families to our new school year!  We are so pleased to have this opportunity to partner with you as we build your child’s academic foundation allowing them to be college and career ready as they continue through our grade levels and into our secondary programs.  Our strong team of educators will continue to build and develop students that think critically, that can express themselves with writing, and students able to work collaboratively in the foundational content areas of mathematics and English language arts.
This year we will put every effort into helping our teacher teams to grasp the depth and complexity of their grade level standards, to understand the larger picture of instruction and how their standards complement the objectives of other grade levels along the continuum.
                Developing a positive school climate and helping students to grow in their knowledge of shared values and good character will continue to be a focus.  Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team has worked diligently to equip our staff in building a school culture where everyone is valued and respected, and where rules and character are explicitly taught.  We will take another step forward this year to build on our rules, Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.  We also strive to be culturally responsive as we embrace inclusivity in our practices and philosophy.
In our on-going work of serving the whole child we will continue our efforts in partnering with families and community agencies to provide unique opportunities for challenge and growth.  We will work hard to provide a well-rounded experience for our children so that they are ready for the opportunities that await them in their future.  We will continue to offer after school gifted and talented education (GATE) and leadership opportunities, as well as elementary band.  
Lastly, we all understand that a strong relationship between the home and school is a recipe for student success.  We strongly encourage you to become involved and help support our school.  We truly need you!  We promise to find creative ways to pour back into our families as you pour into our school.  Along these lines we want to be responsive to the needs of our families.  If there is something that we can improve, or if you would like to encourage us in our work, or if you would like to become more involved, my office is always open to you.
We have an incredible school community, and it is a pleasure to be a teammate alongside our families, students, and staff in helping Florin Elementary move to the next levels of success.  I look forward to this next year in the life of our school, to building our relationship, and serving your family in any way I can. 
Go Bears!
Wilbert Villalta, Principal
Florin Elementary School 
Home of the Bears!