Principal's Welcome Back Letter 2019-2020

Welcome Back Letter from Mrs. Gibson
Posted on 07/12/2019

Mrs. Cherry Gibson, Principal
Mrs. Erin Brandão, Assistant Principal
Ms. Teri Ann Petrekin, Assistant Principal

Dear Sunshine parents,

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer! I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA and Parent Involvement Specialist are gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

We are very excited to continue the AVID program for all of our students this year. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college and career readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in life. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Sunshine Elementary School remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.


Warmest Regards,

Cherry Gibson

*Parents are only allowed to walk students into school Aug. 12-Aug. 17.

*Open House is Thursday August 8th from 3:30-6:30pm.