I am pleased to announce the 2018-2019 school year has been going very well.
My name is Durrell Anderson and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Bryant Elementary. I am honored to have been selected to join Harvey School District 152. Over the past 19 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of an instructional leader and advocate. I have been spending a lot of time learning about your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I celebrate their successes, small and large. I encourage them every day, keep them safe, and let them know they are a valued member of our school community. We’ve had an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning.
I am looking forward to continuing a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order for our students to be successful in school, they need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and I want you to know that we, the entire staff, will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
Ø Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
Ø Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
Ø Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy
Ø Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of
his/her school life
Ø Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
Ø Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school
Please consider joining our school volunteer program, parent group, as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:
Ø School-wide events
Ø Student recognition events
Ø Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers
Ø Safe Passage for students
I feel privileged to be a part of this school family and look forward to meeting you if I haven’t already.
Mr. Anderson, Principal