Principal’s Message

Dear Freshwater Families,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! We are now back in full swing, and there is much to look forward to this coming year at Freshwater School.

We had a great turnout at our Winter Concert, and I want to thank Ms. Gluck and Mrs. Beckstead for all of the hard work that they put in to prepare our students for the concert. The students sounded great, and thanks to your ongoing support we are able to continue to offer these impressive performances at Freshwater.

Freshwater School is a very special place to work, and I continue to be impressed by the dedicated staff and parents that work tirelessly to provide our students with high quality learning experiences at Freshwater. In addition to the academic, musical, and athletic programs offered at Freshwater, the Family Movie Nights sponsored by the Community Club and the Enrichment Classes and Lego Nights sponsored by the Freshwater Educational Foundation have further enhanced our school community. I’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of these hard working groups that continue to provide these additional opportunities that benefit our Freshwater students. On that note, the Freshwater Educational Foundation is actively seeking new members. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month and would love to get your input on upcoming FEF endeavors such as continuing to provide Lego Nights and Enrichment Classes, bringing back Science Nights, and also working on a fundraising campaign.

I would also like to recognize and thank the Community Club for their generous donation of $20,000 to our Technology Fund this year. This donation allowed our school to invest in Smart TVs, chrome books, charging stations, and printers. These new devices promote digital learning in our classrooms and have allowed our teachers to further integrate technology into their lessons. It is truly exciting to see all of our students engaged in digital learning in all of our classrooms this year!

I would also like to thank the Freshwater School Board of Trustees, whose leadership sets the tone for our school. Though his children have already graduated from Freshwater, Greg Hall is continuing to serve as our school board president. In addition, we recently welcomed Michelle Collins and Rebecca Baugh to join Gretchen Miller and Audrey Dieker, as Trustees to the Freshwater School District. Serving on the school board can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience, and I’d like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to this group of hard working parents that take time out of their busy lives to volunteer as School Board Members for the good of the Freshwater community.

Finally, I would like to thank the incredible team that I work with each day—Mrs. Nickols, Mrs. Mintey, our exceptional teachers, aides, entire support staff, volunteers, and families that continue to serve our school in so many wonderful ways. Freshwater School’s outstanding reputation will continue to grow in the coming years thanks to the collective hard work and support of the entire “Freshwater Family.” You are ALL appreciated, and I look forward to working with you in 2017!

With Warm Regards,

Si Talty, Superintendent/Principal