September 2019 Newsletter
A Word from Mrs. Koperno
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready for this new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff have planned and prepped for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is still registering new families, ordering needed materials, and updating student files. Our muchappreciated MAAPO (Mesa Arts Academy Parent Organization) is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting high-level learning .
New Staff each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Mercedes Rogers, our new 5th-grade teacher. Mercedes brings a solid skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to meeting children’s learning needs. We are fortunate to have new aides Brittany Mack, Ntombi Makuyana, and Kahri Hajos. We have brought in new talent for our Arts Department. Please welcome: Rachael Houston, our new Director of Arts; Marty LoFaso, Guitar/ Instruments, and; Meaghan Katz, Dance/ Musical Theater. Welcome, All!
Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Mesa Arts Academy remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
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