Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dear Clarke School Families,

Welcome to a new year at the Clarke Elementary School.  I hope you have enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating summer as we prepare to kick off the 2017-2018 school year.   I feel honored to work with such a highly qualified and dedicated staff.  The students and families of Clarke are fortunate to have such devoted and caring teachers who instill a love of learning in every child.

Also, I email a weekly newsletter to keep families informed of important dates and events. It’s called the Clarke Happenings. Please be on the look out for this important information.   

I also want to express how hard the Clarke School Staff has worked over the past couple of weeks. 
They have outdone themselves getting their classrooms ready to welcome students to a new school year.  The rooms and hallways look amazing and vibrant; a beautiful learning environment for all. Also, a huge thank you goes out to our custodians Ms. Walsh and Mr. Gatchell for spending tireless hours making the school look organized, shiny and clean! Ms. Foucht has also worked hard getting our school ready to welcome back our students and families for the upcoming school year!

We have some new staff updates. We welcome --
Ms. Correnti back to Clarke School as a First Grade Teacher. 
Ms. Ann Hudson as our new School Nurse
Ms. Maureen Altobelli as our new Speech Pathologist
Ms. Kristel Clark-Hosic as our part time ELL teacher
Ms. Cindy Scott as our Special Ed. Kindergarten ESP
Ms. Michele Rhodes will now be the Instructional Aide for Kindergarten
Ms. Olivia DiGiammarino will also be joining us as a Tutor in one of our Special Education Program
Ms. Molly Carey will also be joining us as an Inclusion Special Education Tutor.

Welcome to everyone!  More talented educators joining our wonderful learning community!

Finally, I am looking forward to a productive and meaningful school year.  I am happy to be part of the Clarke Family and am excited to get to know you and your children. I feel that a positive home/school connection is essential to each child’s learning.  Let’s build this together!


Jennifer Hunt

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts”
~Dalai Lama