Greetings Old Mill Elementary Families:
I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to continue to work with the highly qualified and dedicated staff, the outstanding students, and the incredibly supportive parents of this community. Our students continue to exemplify greatness and a “don’t quit” attitude that absolutely love! They have embraced our Growth Mindset Mantra and recognize the magic of the power of “yet”. Each day I see them striving to improve and do a little better than the day before. More importantly, I see them cheering each other on and celebrating their peer’s successes. Whenever I think of our kiddos, our staff and our community…I can’t help but grin from ear to ear. I just simply couldn’t be prouder of our efforts and attitudes! It truly takes a village and I believe our little village is second to none.
As a result of everyone’s collective efforts, Old Mill Elementary is a great place to be. I believe that strong community/school relationships are essential to high academic achievement. Find any successful school and you will also find parents and community members that are involved and supportive of the school. This community recognizes the value of educational and extracurricular activities. Therefore, our school expects our students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. I hope you are proud of our students as they reflect these expectations through their character and commitment. We love our partnership with our families and we have always had such amazing parent volunteers for Wasatch Parent Network (WPN) events and classroom activities. Please continue to be involved and sign up to support our Rockstar WPN, they put the “fun” in our dysfunctional little family and we would love to have you join us!
We hope that you find our website helpful and informative. We know everyone has busy schedules, therefore we want to keep everyone in the loop to allow families to plan for and attend school events. Our monthly newsletters are emailed to parents and will be uploaded to the website as well. We have also entered all dates for events and activities in the “Calendar” feature. Additionally, we have SIS, our student information system, where you can log in and see who your child’s teacher is, make changes to student information and keep tabs on your student’s progress of Essential Standard Mastery over time. You will also find useful information on our school Facebook page which will include many updates, school and student celebrations and quick announcements throughout the year. Please look carefully through the school website, as you will find information about joining our amazing WPN (which is the lifeline to most, if not all, activities for our students), upcoming events and schedules. Also please consider donating $20 per family to our school activity fund. (you can stop in and pay Janet at the office) We use this money to purchase student prizes and resources for all kinds of events throughout the year. Every dollar goes back to the kids in one way or another.
It is truly an honor to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth of our youth. Thank-you for sharing your children with us, we love what we do and we dedicate all we are to helping them be their very best.
Mrs. Discher – Proud Principal of Old Mill Elementary