Straight Talk: Education

Thankful for a great year at Beaufort Elementary

By Jennifer Morillo

As we close this academic year, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions of the 2010 – 2011 school year. It is my honor to be the Principal of Beaufort Elementary. We have experienced much success this year and grew as a school family. I believe Beaufort Elementary is a great place to learn, and we have the potential to be even better.

I cannot possibly thank everyone in this letter who has volunteered, contributed, or supported our school because there are so many people. Whether it was coordinating and selling, or monitoring students, or volunteering for after-school events, or serving in the Learning Commons, or whatever, I thank everyone who has given of their time, talents and treasures to support and improve our school. We turned in 4.5 two gallon bags of pop tops to Ronald McDonald house.  We also made $234  in box tops for education. We also raised 1,876 points from soup labels for education. We could not possibly operate without the support of our parents and volunteers who give with a generous loving heart. 

Our students continue to sail into success and represent Beaufort Elementary in a positive manner in extra-curricular activities and in the community. We have a unique blend of diverse personalities and talents here. People really do care about each other. We are making a difference in the community.

Our mission statement declares, “The mission of Beaufort Elementary School, in partnership with Beaufort County Schools, parents, and community, is to prepare children for a successful future by providing access to knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve academic excellence and personal growth in a safe, positive and diverse environment.” We remain committed to that mission of serving our families. Our number one priority has been and always will be ensuring each child learns.

We have decided to continue focusing on improving our school climate during the 2011 – 2012 school year. Our theme for next school year will continue to be “Sailing into Success.”

We also must say goodbye to 67 wonderful fifth graders. We will miss our fifth grade students as we know they are well prepared for middle school and ready to move on. Our fifth graders provided leadership in and outside of the classroom and will sincerely be missed. Thank you for helping to make this school year such a great success.

Please know that everyone who had the honor of teaching and working with your children here at Beaufort Elementary School is very thankful of your commitment to education. We thank you for your support. We thank you for your openness and honesty. We thank you for your care and commitment. We thank you for your hours of volunteering. I trust what we do will continue to have a tremendous impact on our students and families.

Beaufort Elementary is a great place to be and I know we will continue to work together to make it even better. I know all of you are looking forward to a nice summer break and I hope you find time to relax, rest, and spend quality time with family. I look forward to the 2011 – 2012 school year with great anticipation and hope for another outstanding year filled of student success.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

Jennifer Morillo is the principal of Beaufort Elementary School.


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