Berkshire Local School District
16200 Burrows Road Thompson, Ohio 44086
440-298-3341, ext. 200
Kelly Timmons, Principal
Dear Ledgemont Elementary Families,
It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2016-17 school year as Principal of Ledgemont Elementary! I am very excited about all that we will accomplish this year as we work together to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of every child in the Berkshire community. As a Berkshire graduate; I am passionate about providing the best educational opportunities for all of our students.
While I began my teaching career at Kenston High School, I was certainly excited to ‘come home’ and make an impact in my home community as a teacher for ten years, and assistant principal of Berkshire Jr./Sr. High school for three years. I earned my M.Ed. from The Ohio State University and obtained building principal licensure through Ashland University.
As instructional leader, it is my goal to support a learning community that fosters educational excellence in a safe environment where everyone is valued and respected. We will focus on improving student academic achievement by enhancing our curriculum and ensuring that it is aligned to the common core state standards and consistent across the district. Our teachers and staff have already been working hard to focus on creating a culture of acceptance, collaboration, and pride in preparation of a successful 2016-17.
I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Ledgemont Elementary School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure our children’s success. Please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a fantastic year!
I am eager to meet you all when school starts on Tuesday, August 23rd .
Your Partner in Education~
Just a few reminders and bits of information to help us all have a smooth start to the school year. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you all soon….
8:35 am- Doors open for students
8:45 am- Tardy Bell Rings (Students must be in their homeroom by the time the bell rings to not be marked tardy.
For the safety and security of your child, we begin taking classroom attendance as soon as the bell rings. Thank you! )
3:15 pm- Pick-ups, latchkey students are dismissed from classrooms
3:17 pm- Bus Riders are called over the PA system to the buses
THURSDAY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE: (EVERY THURSDAY starting August 25th -end of the year)
2:30 pm- Pick-ups, walkers are dismissed from the classrooms
2:32 pm- Bus Riders are called to the 4/5/6 Gym
Ledgemont Elementary School will continue to follow the same Professional Learning Community schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. We will continue to hold weekly early dismissals every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. beginning August 25th throughout the school year. Please note that bus routes will pick up students from Ledgemont Elementary School every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. If you are picking up your child, please arrive by 2:30 p.m.
We will attend school on August 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th. We will then be on break for Wednesday, August 31st, September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Monday (Labor Day) September 5th. School will then resume on September 6th!
CLASS FEES FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR:
Please make sure payment is sent to the office by September 30, 2016 checks can be made payable to Berkshire Board of Education. Fees can also be paid through the Infinite Campus Portal.
K- $55.00 1 - $55.00 2 - $55.00 3 - $55.00 4 - $55.00 5 - $55.00 6 - $55.00
NEW STAFF MEMBERS TO LEDGEMONT ELEMENTARY:
Mrs. Joan Wilson -Second Grade
Ms. Amberlee Mullet - Fourth/Fifth Grade Math and Science
Ms. Rebekah Martin- k-3 Intervention
Ms. Nicole Toomey- ART
THURSDAY PURPLE FOLDERS:
All important district/building information goes home in the purple folder on Thursdays. Please look for the folders every Thursday for information and the Ledgemont Newsletter. It can also be found on our website www.berkshireschools.org
Please take the time to read through and review the Burton Elementary Handbook and discipline plan with you child. We have made changes and updates and want to ensure you are aware of all the policies and procedures! Please sign and return the Parent/Student acknowledgement form on the last page of the handbook. Thank you!
We are so excited to begin a great school year at Ledgemont Elementary!