Howard Tanner Elementary School

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Wednesday August 21st First Day of School for 2019-2020 School Year

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. It's been an amazing first few weeks and I can't wait to see all the wonderful accomplishments we will achieve as the year progresses.  This year our theme is "Blasting off into a new Adventure" and we are off to a great start.

Tanner will continue to be on Trimesters, with report cards coming out three times per year.  Our 4th graders, will join our 3rd graders, as part of the 1-1 Chromebook roll-out  initiative this year.  All students in both 3rd and 4th grade will receive their own Chromebook to use throughout the school year. There is excitement in the 5th grade as well, as our cohort of students will embark on the AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program designed to enhance organization, empower academic skills and creativity; and help to promote 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