Principal Staci Wiese
A Note From Principal Wiese
Dear Roadrunner families,
This spring has been different from any other spring in my memory. It started with a global pandemic and the unprecedented closing of schools, stay at home orders, and a still-unexplained toilet paper shortage. As our staff and students transitioned to distance learning for the remainder of the year, I was impressed by the sense of community that was evident almost everywhere. I saw neighbors helping each other out with groceries and other supplies and parents lifting each other up when homeschooling (or more accurately, crisis schooling) and working from home seemed like too much. As we adjusted to the reality of life in the spring of 2020, our collective focus shifted to new ways of building community and helping our children grow up to be thoughtful, compassionate, kind citizens. As an educator, I want every child to excel in school. But to me, excelling in school is more than just earning top grades on academics. It is also developing the social and emotional skills that will set our kids apart in the future. In spite of every challenge that we faced this spring, the silver lining is the opportunity we had to help our kids embrace empathy and become the citizens our society needs.
As I write this, we are faced with another opportunity. Many of you have watched the events in Minneapolis unfold, from the death of George Floyd to the public response. This response has touched our community and we must seize this opportunity to teach our kids to be better. I encourage you to engage in critical conversations about race, oppression, and being a force for good. Our children will be the change-makers of the future and it is our duty to equip them to make a difference.
School is closed for the summer, but I am looking forward to welcoming students back in August. We are currently accepting student registrations from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Our office closes from June 12 - July 12 and will re-open on July 13 . This summer I encourage you to be bold, make memories, and most of all stay safe.
Proud to be your principal,