Donna Lesher

Elementary School Principal
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609-561-3868 x146

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year. The first day of school is Thursday, September 7,
2023. Just like your child, I am excited for the start of school.

This year we will continue to Follow the Coyote Calling to ensure academic success. For the first
week of school, if possible, we ask that students come in their spirit ware or dress in green and

The safety of your child remains a priority. The district has two School Resource Officers who
maintain daily security in the building and on the school grounds. The officers also assist with
drills and update us on best practices. We have one fire drill each month along with one school
safety drill. These drills are mandated. Your child’s teacher will prepare your child to
appropriately respond to these drills. After each safety drill, we announce an “all is safe” message
to staff and students and then notify you that we conducted a drill.

We have several supports in place to address students’ emotional needs. Please watch for
information from Ms. Mallory Zolinas, our guidance counselor, Ms. Emily Chau, our
representative from Atlantic Care, and Ms. Heather Costello from the Youth Advocacy Program.

The district has a very active and supportive PTA. You will be receiving information about joining
this worthwhile organization as they sponsor many daytime and evening events. Please consider
supporting the PTA by making a one-time contribution of $5.00 dollars.

Please don’t forget to sign into OnCourse to update your child’s/children’s information and
acknowledge forms presented to you.

We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 14, 2023. If you
need assistance prior to September 14th, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Donna M. Lesher, Principal