A Message from Principal Nelson

A Message from Principal Nelson
Posted on 01/31/2019
Principal's Message

Hello James Sales families,

            We are excited for the start of the 2019 school year. Your students came back to school eager to continue learning. The teachers work hard daily with your children in class practicing reading strategies and introducing new math skills. Please join us in the teaching of your child by reading at home for 15-20 minutes and practicing math flashcards with your child nightly. Together we can all make a difference in the lives of your children.

            Thanks for bundling up your little ones for recess. Remember, we try our best to have outdoor recess every day so your kids can run and play. We appreciate you dressing your children for the weather – sun, rain, or cold! Also, please take some time to discuss recess expectations with your child. We are working hard with students to remind them to keep their hands to themselves and to use kind words. Your help and support with this are appreciated.

            The character traits we focused on as a school in January are listed here so you can review them as a family with your child:

Motivation – Motivation is the drive that helps you get things done. When you set a goal, and work hard to reach it, you are motivated. You can even motivate others by encouraging them to reach their goals. You can succeed in college and beyond if you are motivated to do hard things!

 Grit – A person with grit works hard and sticks with things even when things are tough. They take on new challenges, make mistakes and learn from them. Show your grit as you do hard things and stick with them until they are accomplished!

Growth mindset – If you have a growth mindset, you believe you can learn to do things that are difficult for you. You believe in your ability to change, try things that are hard and become good at something that was once really tough for you. When you have a growth mindset, you look at challenges as chances to grow and learn!

Effort – Putting your best effort into all you do means you try your best and give 100 percent. Whether you are playing a sport or learning something new in the classroom, you are putting all your energy into doing the best you can. Show effort by trying as hard as you can to reach your goals.

Understanding – Being understanding of others means you watch, hear, think, reflect and ask questions so that you really know what people are telling you. Listen with your heart so you don’t miss anything. When you are confused, keep asking questions until things are clear. Show understanding to others by forgiving when they make mistakes and being respectful of them when you disagree. 

Thank you for all of your help, support and collaboration in educating your child.  We love working with you!  


Mrs. Nelson, Principal