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Principal Tanya Dockery
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
Dear Parents of Timber Ridge Rangers,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are so happy to welcome you to the campus. We are happy to see your smiling faces again. For those who are new to Timber Ridge, I want to personally welcome you and let you know that you are joining a strong community of learners. We also want to welcome the families who are attending our special programs for ECSE, SKILLS, and the Regional Day School of the Deaf. We are excited to welcome all who are joining the Ranger Family. Please reach out to us if we can help you in any way.
During the 2021-2022 school year, our students and staff members faced tremendous challenges as we worked to overcome learning lost during the COVID shutdown. Our theme for the year was “Kindness Matters” and each day our students and staff lived out the theme as they worked together to make our school a kinder place. As a principal, I cannot thank the Ranger staff enough for all they did to help our students and families during this unprecedented time.
We know that despite the challenges we overcame this past year, many of our students will need additional support this year to ensure that they gain the skills that they need to master to be proficient in the next grade level. Our teachers at all grade levels will be providing instruction to ensure that gaps are closed as we move forward with new learning for this year.
At Timber Ridge, we know the importance of growing future citizens and the important role that we play as your child’s school. Our focus this year will be to continue to improve our students’ growth in reading, math, and science. We will focus on celebrating the growth of each student as scholars and as kind citizens.
This year you will notice a continued campus focusing on literacy. We know that students who are most successful in reading and writing concepts taught in elementary school are also successful in other future learning endeavors. We want our students to have the best possible future and we believe that providing a strong foundation in literacy will ensure that our students have all options available to them whether they choose to learn a trade, go on to college, join the workforce or enter the military.
We have a wonderful parent involvement program led by our parent liaison, Ms. Smith. We invite you to attend Little Rangers Early Literacy Club meetings if you have a child who is not yet school age. Throughout the year, we will also host parent education programs on topics such as digital citizenship, how to help your child with homework, summer fun activities and more. We will also host many activities for parents to participate in such as Kite Day, Field Day, Christmas parties, and more!
We are so proud of our Ranger Family for all that they have accomplished during the last school year. We are glad to be back together for the 22-23 school year. We have learned that we can do great things no matter how spread out we are as long as in our hearts we remember that #kindnessmatters. We are looking forward to building strong relationships with your family and working with you and your children this year. We are looking forward to the great learning that will take place this year. We are excited to have you join us at Tiber Ridge where “Hustle and Heart Set us Apart.”
Tanya Dockery Principal