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Welcome to Antioch Elementary: A Letter from Principal Benfield

Dear parent or guardian:

School will open in just a few days, and as principal of Antioch Elementary School, I wanted to welcome you and your student to our school. As a district, UCPS believes in educating every child well. At Antioch Elementary School, we share that commitment and we will work to help your child learn and grow this year.

Educating a child is a big job, and we need your help to do it well. Please be sure your child comes to school each day rested and ready to learn. Attendance and arriving on time are also important – we don’t want our students to miss any instructional time, so please make sure your child is here on time every day.

We also ask that you support us by making sure your child understands that school is important and success in school is something that your family values. A lot of research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education do better in school than children whose parents are not involved.

So I hope you’ll be an active partner with us, whether you choose to join our school’s parent-teacher organization, volunteer at the school or take part in special events. We welcome your involvement in our school.

Our Parent University and Student Scavenger Hunt for New Students will be held on Tuesday, August 12th at 4 p.m. and our Open House for All Students to Meet Their Teacher will be held on Thursday, August 21st from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

To help you get ready for school this year, UCPS has added a back-to-school resource page for parents to its Website, www.ucps.k12.nc.us. Click on the Back-To-School Resources link on our main page to find tips for homework help as well as information about enrollment, transportation, curriculum and many other aspects of UCPS.

I also encourage you to stay in touch with your child’s teacher or teachers and with me if you have any questions during the 2014-2015 school year. Working together, I know we can make this a great year at Antioch Elementary School and I look forward to partnering with you this year to help your child learn!


Dr. Jamie Benfield, Principal
Antioch Elementary School

Written by: Cassie Sloop
Posted: Aug 07, 2014 by Cassie Sloop

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