Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year at Truman Elementary!
My staff and I are excited to welcome the students back as we begin the new school year. We hope that you had an enjoyable time with your children and families during the summer months and that as our students return they are rested, refreshed, and ready to learn. We find ourselves as a growing family here at Truman Elementary-we will begin the 2013-2014 school year with a population of 300 students. Truman will have 4 sections of kindergarten, 4 sections of 3rd grade and 3 sections of 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades.
Truman Open House: August 15th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Students can find their rooms, meet their teachers, and leave their school supplies in their classrooms at this time if they wish.
First Student Day: Monday, August 19th at 8:35 a.m.
Truman PTO: An initial meeting date will be announced at the Open House & parents can sign up to volunteer during the Open House as well.
Our building staff additions/changes for the new school year will include the following:
The Assisted Living Skills Staff has joined our Truman Family-these staff members include the following teachers and their paraprofessionals:
K-1st Grade ALS: Teacher-Mrs. Tana Bernal and her paraprofessional, Mrs. Ranae Johnson.
2nd-4th Grade ALS: Teacher-Mrs. Sara Parson and her paraprofessional, Mrs. Tracie Gamblin.
The Title I Math program has been discontinued at Truman-Mrs. Tammy Albrecht will now be the paraprofessional in the k-2nd resource room.
3rd Grade: Mrs. Tara Taliaferro will be teaching our fourth section of 3rd grade.
School Psychologist: Mrs. Lana Renzelman
Computer Lab Paraprofessional: Mrs. Jessica Quick
Art: Ms. Jaime Deweerd
Music: Ms. Jessica Riis
** Special Note: School at Truman will begin and end 5 minutes earlier this year in order to accommodate for the need to share a music teacher with Monroe Intermediate School. Bus times at the beginning and the end of the day will remain the same as last year.
First Bell: 8:35 a.m. Tardy Bell: 8:40 a.m. Dismissal Bell: 3:20 p.m.
I would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers for the numerous activities which they have helped with last school year. We welcome all volunteers-anyone who is interested in volunteering at Truman Elementary is encouraged to please call our secretary, Mrs. Barb Fischer, in the school office here at Truman Elementary.
Our mission is to challenge each student to reach their full potential and to be well prepared for success in the 21st century as they leave Truman Elementary and continue on their educational journey through Sweetwater School District #2. Our staff recognizes that teaching our students social skills as well as academic skills is crucial to their future personal success in the 21st century. As a result, Truman Elementary uses the Positive Behavior Incentive Program (PBIS) as well as the Second Step Social Skills programs to specifically teach our students how to interact with others in a constructive manner and to develop pride in themselves.
These two programs help our staff to teach students that Truman Elementary is a positive environment where every child is expected to Be Kind, to Be Respectful, and to Be Responsible. We teach our students specific behavior expectations that show them how to be respectful, kind, and responsible in certain areas of the school such as: classroom, lunchroom, bathroom, hallway, playground, and assemblies. We also have a "zero tolerance" policy for bullying and we will continue to implement our anti-bullying program. Please feel free to call me if issues arise because early parent and student input is so important to helping us maintain a positive and safe climate for Truman students
Truman Mission Statement
The mission of Truman Elementary School is for the staff to provide each student with a safe, supportive learning environment committed to partnership where school and family collaborate to ensure that students develop their academic and social skills to their fullest potential.
Truman Vision Statement
Truman Elementary's vision is to collaboratively build a strong foundation of learning for student achievement.
Truman Elementary School Principal
1055 West Teton Blvd.
Green River, WY 82935