Principal's Welcome

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Dear Roundtown Families & Friends,

     Welcome back to the 2019-2020 School Year!  The new school year always brings a fresh sense of starting again and a renewed energy and enthusiasm and this year is no exception!  As I write this, I am eagerly anticipating our learners, both new and returning, for another great school year at Roundtown Elementary.  In many ways, a new school year resembles a grand opening.  The school has been cleaned and repaired from top to bottom by our wonderful custodians and maintenance staff.  The cafeteria staff has cleaned the kitchen and stocked up on pizza and chicken nuggets.   Our office staff has processed records and paperwork, accepted supplies, generated schedules, and worked to ensure a smooth start.  Our teachers have been working to set up classrooms to create that warm, inviting, special touch our learners are accustomed to.  Our hard-working PTO has been planning and preparing for a multitude of experiences.  I marvel each year at everything that goes into another grand opening.  The efforts of all involved are deeply appreciated and valued!  This will be my eleventh grand opening as your principal and I could not dream of a more satisfying role than to serve you in this capacity. 

     If you are new to the Roundtown Family, then it is my pleasure to welcome you and you may expect a weekly update from me highlighting events from the week and sharing important events for the following week(s).  Each Friday afternoon, you will receive such an update via a Skyward email from me.  For those families returning, I greatly look forward to communicating with you again on a weekly basis to share the details of our wonderful school!

     As we begin another new school year journey together, please know that I am here to help and assist in any way.  I recently read and carefully considered the 200+ surveys that were returned to me at the conclusion of last school year regarding what is working and what could be improved upon.  My hope and dream is that this primary elementary experience is a true treasure for your little one(s) and your family.  That being said, there are always areas where we can improve and grow.  Whenever possible, I take those suggestions and implement better methods for operation and customer service.  Other times, it's information for me to chew on and consider moving forward.  I want this to truly be our school as a collective Central Community. 

     My promise to you is that this is a safe and caring school.  The words that greet all who enter our school are Belonging, Significance, and Fun.  First, I want everyone to feel as if they are a part of our school community and know they belong.  Next, I want everyone to understand that the work we do on a daily basis has a special significance considering we are building a foundation for learning.  Finally, I want everyone to embrace the idea that school and learning can and should be fun!  

     I look forward to working with you during another great school year!  I hope you will join us for our first opportunity to come and celebrate the school and your child's new classroom on Thursday, September 5 for our annual Back to School Night!  From 6:30-8:00PM we will look forward to celebrating your child in their home away from home!

Regards for a memorable and meaningful school year!


Matt Miller, Ed. D.

Roundtown Principal                                                                                                                                 
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