Letter from the Principal

Ms. Gina helps translateJuly 11, 2016

Mountain School Families,

I would like to welcome all of you to an exciting and important school year!  I am very much looking forward to all the wonders that 2016 & 17 will bring to us at Mountain School.  As always, I am happily awaiting the first day, when I will get to see all of your faces in the hallways and classrooms.  It will be so nice to visit with old friends and to make new ones!

The first day of school is approaching quickly, and we are working hard to make sure things run as smoothly as possible.  Every year, we aim to make meaningful improvements and growth in all areas.  This year the Mountain School Mission will be given special consideration, with particular focus on “building a community that nurtures the child’s individuality and instills social responsibility”.

We thank you for enrolling your child in our school, and we ask that you consider this enrollment as more than just paperwork and good attendance.  We ask that you invest in our community, and enlist in promoting the mission of Mountain School.  We know you want the best for your children and so do we! We strive to engage families in creating a community that nurtures students and fosters curiosity and love of learning, guides them to be good citizens and friends, and helps them achieve their highest potential.  We believe that strong connections between home and school provide the most powerful learning possibilities for children.  You are an important part of this community.  Your support and involvement enhances the opportunities that we can provide.  We love your children, and appreciate you for sharing them with us every day!  Thank you for being a crucial part of our team!

I’ve attached information about some of the important things you will need to know during the first few weeks of school.  Additional information will be addressed during our Parent Orientation Nights. Here are some important dates that you will want to include in your plans for the next month.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 10-11am – Pre-K, Kindergarten, K-1, and 1st grade “Meet and Greet”
  • Thursday, August 11 – First Day of School! If you arrive before 8:15, please report to the gym for Before Care with Ms. Sally. 
  • Wednesday, August 17, 6pm – Parent Orientation, Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms
  • Thursday, August 18, 6pm – Parent Orientation, 2/3 Multiage through 5th grade classrooms

Again, I extend heartfelt thanks and a warm welcome to all of you today and always.  My door is always open, and I look forward to working with all of you.  I love Mountain School, and feel such joy and excitement each day as I walk through the doors of this special place.  You and your families are a huge part of what makes Mountain School so fantastic, and together with our amazing teachers, devoted staff, and brilliant students, we can achieve great things.



Gina Andress, Principal

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