Back to School Message from Principal Nelson

Back to School Message from Principal Nelson
Posted on 08/24/2017
Principal's Message

I hope you and your families have enjoyed the beautiful weather and time together relaxing, laughing, reading, and spending time with friends.  The James Sales Staff and I are ready to begin the 2017-2018 school year!

Throughout the year, it is my hope that we will continue to work together to provide the students the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be successful in reading, writing, math, and science, creating a well-rounded education by developing a solid foundation here at our school.  My goal is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. I believe instruction must be academically challenging, engage each student, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas.  Thanks in advance for all your support at home and for understanding the importance of getting your child(ren) to school on time each day so your child(ren) can learn and achieve at high levels. 

We have also invited our district police deputies to join us and serve ice cream.  We are hoping at least one of them can make it so our students can meet them.

A few friendly reminders:

*Back-to-School Ice-Cream Social: Thursday, August 24th from 5-6:30, here at James Sales-

Classrooms will be open so you can drop off student supplies, meet your teacher, pay for your iPad insurance plan ($20) and enjoy an ice cream bar!

*School Registration: Registration opens August 17th (See school front door for other dates and hours as they vary.)

*First day of school: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 for 1st-5th graders. Breakfast is served at 8:15; students will go to class at 8:45. Parents of kindergarten students, start dates vary. Please contact the office at 253-298-4200 if you have not been assigned a start date. 

Student Drop-off:  For the safety of our students, parents say good-bye to their child at the door.  Parents will not be allowed in the gym as students are arriving.  The office will still be open to parents each morning at 8:15. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding with this policy.


As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a great year!



Brandy Nelson, Principal