Secretary and Bookkeeper
Email: Joyce Miller
Birthday: September 3
Joyce serves as our school secretary and bookkeeper. Sometimes when she is not looking we try to see where she hides her other arms because she must have at least six to keep the office as organized as it is! We are thinking of purchasing a hat rack to help her keep track of the many hats she wears at the school as well: secretary, bookeeper, receptionist, nurse, lost and found, PTO 911, and many others.
In Case Of Emergency...
Students come into our office every day. It is our job to make sure that they are taken care of and, if needed, that you are contacted. Our office is faced with two issues every day:
1. Teach your student his/her address, phone number and vital information. With families moving and cell phone numbers changing, sometimes this is hard for a child to remember, but this is so important for the safety of your child. We strongly encourage you to make this a priority in your home.
2. If any information changes, we ask that you let your teacher and the office know immediately so that we can make those changes to your Emergency Contact form. This form is our lifeline to you in situations where your child may be ill or possibly even hurt. We take your child's safety and protection very seriously and that is why we ask your cooperation is making sure that we have the latest information available to our teachers and staff at all times.
Speaking of emergencies...
There has been a lot of coverage in the media due to school violence. Research has demonstrated repeatedly that school communities can do a great deal to prevent violence. Effective prevention, intervention, and crisis response strategies operate best in school communities that:
- Focus on academic achievement.
- Promote good citizenship and character.
- Support students in making the transition to adult life and the workplace.
- Involve families in meaningful ways.
- Develop links to the community.
- Emphasize positive relationships among students and staff.
- Discuss safety issues openly.
- Help children feel safe expressing their feelings.
- Offer extended day programs for children.
- Identify problems and assess progress toward solutions.
- Treat students with equal respect.
Source: Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools, brought to you by the Department of Education