I am excited and honored to welcome all of you to the academic year of 2017-2018. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their parents in all grade levels.
My name is Eszter Hunyadkurti and most of you are aware that this will be my first year as Elementary School Principal at AAG. In the past five years I have been in charge of the Early Childhood Department of the school; therefore, I may look familiar to many of you. It is amazing to see your daughters again in a different school.
I feel very enthusiastic about this year as it will be a year of new challenges, setting and reaching attainable goals, working harder and smarter and taking our school and student achievement to the next level of “EXCELLENCE”.
The Profile of an AAG Graduate indicates our commitment to empowering our students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and effective communicators. I embrace this and will work diligently to support our teachers and you, as parents, to translate this commitment into a reality for our students. In order to reinforce this dedication, reading will be in focus during the year. My staff and I will ensure that our students have multiple opportunities to read, read and read. To support this idea, a new reading program called Journeys 2017 has been implemented in grade one which is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This effective reading program will be extended to the other grade levels in the upcoming school years to ensure continuity. In order to encourage our students to use proper English and to improve their performance in all subject areas, we provide an intensive and rich ESL program in each grade level.
I encourage a strong, cooperative relationship between teachers, students and parents. The maintenance of this important partnership guarantees a positive and supportive learning environment for our students. Your opinion and input are important and I highly support the constructive exchange of ideas.
I look forward to meeting each of you and would welcome a visit, an email or phone call any time.
Off to another successful year at AAG!