Principal’s Message

August 15, 2018

Dear Freshwater Families,

I hope that you have all been enjoying a fun-filled summer and are ready to shift gears as we prepare to begin another school year.  Thank you to all of our teachers who have been working hard preparing their classrooms and lessons for your children, and John Andrae for all of the time and effort he has devoted this summer to making our school grounds look beautiful as we prepare for another year at Freshwater.

I would like to extend a special thanks to all of you that helped support the passage of Measure C in June.  Thanks to our voters, this 2.1 million dollar school improvement bond will provide the District with the funds needed to make significant repairs and upgrades to our existing school facilities.  We will provide updates as we prepare plans to begin work next summer.

I would also like to thank the Freshwater Community Club for its continued support of Freshwater School.  Our school campus and programs continue to improve largely due to their ongoing generosity. This year they donated $25,000 to our PE Program, which will continue to benefit all students in grades 1-8 that participate in this program.  Thank you Community Club for continuing to enhance our classrooms, programs, and campus at Freshwater School!

There will continue to be many opportunities for our Freshwater families to get involved at Freshwater this year.  In addition to volunteering in the classrooms, you are welcome to work in the garden & kitchen, as well as attend School Site Council, Board Meetings, Community Club, and Freshwater Educational Foundation meetings.  Please check the bulletin each week for notices about these opportunities. If you would like additional information on any of these programs, please call the office or make an appointment with me.

School resumes on Tuesday, August 28, and we will continue our traditional red carpet welcome for our students.  It is always an exciting day to see all of the smiling faces of our new and returning Freshwater Dolphins eager to find their friends, teachers, and new classrooms.  Thank you for your ongoing support that makes Freshwater continue to be such an exceptional school; it is truly an honor to be able to work with you again this year.

I look forward to seeing you on the red carpet Tuesday, August 28!


Si Talty                                                                                                                                                     Superintendent/Principal