Howard Tanner Elementary School

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. This year our theme is “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.” I ask you to join us in motivating your student to read. Just 20-30 minutes at night can make all the difference. “Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read aloud together. 😊


This year Tanner will continue to be on Trimesters, with report cards coming out three times per year. Our 3rd through 5th graders will all be a part of the 1-1 Chromebook roll-out initiative this year and will all have a Chromebook of their own. There is excitement in the 5th grade as well, as we begin our second cohort of students who will embark on the AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program designed to enhance organization, empower academic skills and creativity, promoting a college-going culture on our campus.


As a family, you will be invited to join us for cultural celebrations, family nights, award assemblies and a variety other both on-site and district-based committees. Please make sure to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities that help families learn together. When we all work together as a team, great things happen!


You can help your child succeed at home each day by: 

  • Checking backpacks nightly and reviewing school paperwork.
  • Reviewing your child's homework and making sure it is completed.
  • Reading to or with your child each night.
  • Communicating with the teacher if you have a question or concern.


I'm looking forward to a great year. Please feel free to stop by and say "hi" or let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Tigers!!



Mrs. Holly Hennessy