- Mission Statement -
“Our mission as a school community is to educate and support all students academically, socially, and emotionally. We do this by providing effective and collaborative instruction in a positive learning environment. We do this to encourage and inspire all students to reach their full potential as learners and as citizens.”
Dear Menlo Park Families, Students, and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! It is a privilege to serve as the Principal of Menlo Park Elementary School- a school that has earned a well-deserved reputation for high expectations, academic excellence and a positive, safe learning environment in which each and every child is able to learn and grow.
Menlo Park’s dedicated, caring, expert staff is committed to inspiring each student to grow as they hold high expectations for students’ learning and behavior and ensure students experience success each and every day.
Menlo Park is built on the behavioral expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. We believe that all students deserve to develop in an environment that promotes and supports students learning how to make the right choices.
The elementary school years are an exciting time of learning and growth for our students. These years provide students with opportunities to begin a love for reading, to explore new interests, and to expand skills while discovering personal strengths. We strive to support students through these years of growth.
We encourage questions, comments, or concerns that arise throughout the school year. Please feel free to visit Menlo, contact your child’s classroom teacher, our office staff, and me. We hope that each and every child has a rewarding, positive, and successful experience at Menlo Park Elementary School!
Elise M. Guest, Ed.D
Principal, Menlo Park Elementary School
There is a one-time $20 supply fee per child. This fee is for consumable supplies that will be used throughout the year. It replaces the usual supply list.
Please DO NOT purchase any supplies or send any supplies from home. Your child’s teacher will purchase supplies over the summer. This fee is NOT optional.
A community supply method will be used. There are many benefits to this method for the parent, child, and classroom teacher. It will save parents money because we are able to buy in bulk, allowing us to purchase a larger variety and better quality of supplies. Students feel more equality because all supplies are the same color, style, size, etc. Students also learn many social skills from sharing supplies. By purchasing supplies over the summer, our classrooms are set up and ready for the first day of school with the supplies that are needed.
Please send the supply fee with your child on the first day of school. It is helpful to put it in an envelope with your child’s first and last name on the front.
If there are circumstances that create a hardship in paying the fee, please see your child's counselor or principal.