September 1st is our first day of school for the 2015-16 school year! It will be wonderful to see all of our students back on campus. Arrive early, as breakfast is served beginning at 7:15 a.m. Class lists will be posted on Friday afternoon, August 28th. Welcome back!
Welcome to Glenn L. Martin Elementary School. As the principal at Martin, my goal is to work with our school community to provide a quality education for all students, while setting high expectations, and creating a caring community for all students and families. At Martin, we truly believe that ALL Martin students CAN and WILL learn. During the 2015-16 school year, our focus is twofold:
1) Provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for all of our students. The "Martin Way" is to be respectful, responsible, and safe! We are practicing the skills of good citizenship.
2) Prepare every student for college and career by helping them develop their English language skills within the context of reading, writing, math, science, social studies and physical education. We are teaching our students to reach the high Common Core State Standards this year and in years to come. Our slogan is "Analyze it. Claim it. Prove it.", which speaks to our need to think deeply about topics and find evidence to support our claims about all of our topics of study.
Our motto, adopted in 2007, is a quote from a former teacher, Marilyn Powell Berns, “Go Forth and Achieve.“ She is a teacher and friend who had high expectations for herself, her students, her friends and her family. We want all Martin students to “Go Forth and Achieve” in college, career, and personal life. We work toward this motto by providing quality, standards-based instruction to all students.
I am extremely privileged to serve at Martin. Our staff, students, families, and community at Martin make this school a special place. Our staff members are caring, hard working and want each child to succeed . Our parents are very supportive and actively help with many activities throughout the school. By working together we will make a difference in the lives of each and every student who walks through our doors. Every student will learn; every student will grow; every student will work to move up to "the next level" individually as we collectively work to improve each year as a school.
I want to thank our business partners and district office personnel for their assistance and guidance. Our business partners include: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Orange Canaan Presbyterian Church, Educators’ Publishing Service, De Aquellas Car Club, Healthy Tomorrows, La Cigueña, Pronto Pizza, MIND Institute, Think Together, Kinder Readiness Programs and University of California, Irvine.
Thank you to all of our students, their parents, and our Martin staff. We all work together to make Martin a wonderful place to learn and grow!