August 28, 2017
Dear Farragut Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Farragut! As Farragut’s new principal, I am so honored and excited to be working in a community that values the whole child, puts students first, and strives for excellence and equity for all. At Farragut, we strive to meet the academic and social emotional needs of every student who walks through our doors. We do this through the support of all stakeholders, working together to help our students succeed.
From the moment you step foot on our campus, it is clear that Farragut is a strong community school, with fabulous teachers and parent support. This partnership begins with our annual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 13th. Please plan on attending this important evening to get a preview of the school year from your child’s teacher and learn their expectations. It is also a chance to hear from our fantastic Farragut PTA and fabulous Farragut Fan Club – both are active organizations that directly benefit the students at Farragut.
This year, our school and staff have grown to include a “Makerspace” and “Collaboratorium” to enrich and support all learners. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to take part in project-based learning, explore student-driven inquiries, and make their ideas a reality in the Makerspace classroom. In our Collabortorium, students will work with our intervention teacher and target the skills they need to be successful.
Farragut honors the gifts and passions of its students. We look to nurture these gifts by offering a broad range of academic and extra-curricular experiences throughout the school day. From visual arts to music to engineering and technology, our school has developed exemplary programs across the academic spectrum. By providing multiple entry points into our academic program, we are able to foster student engagement, a culture of connectedness, and a community of life-long learners.
Along with this letter, you will find a packet of important materials. Please review all of the information carefully and return the necessary forms to your teacher as soon as possible. This year we will be re-registering online. You will receive a separate letter with information on how to log into Aeries and update your student information. The system will walk you through the steps. There will be three forms total that are printed and sent back to your child’s teacher. If we could have all those forms submitted by Back to School Night that would be fantastic! This is critical information and is essential that it remains up-to-date. Should information change during the school year, such as an address or phone number, please update your card in the office so we can contact you if needed.
Welcome again to Farragut’s 2017-18 school year! I look forward to getting to know all of you and embarking on a wonderful year of learning, creativity, and academic engagement!
Rebecca Ngo, Principal