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Principal's Message

Dear Cortada Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome the Cortada community to a new school year at Cortada School.  We know that by the school, home and community working together we will be able to make sure each student is successful at Cortada.
Our mission is to create a community of outstanding leaders and lifelong learners working together toward success.
The Leader in Me process continues to be implemented at Cortada.  Students are learning how to utilize the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids not only at school but at home.  Students are learning how to use their leadership talents and to find their voice.  Also this year we will have our 3rd Annual Leadership Day to show case the outstanding job our students and school community are doing in embracing the Leader in Me process.  We are proud of the Cortada Community.  Keep on the lookout for the dates for our parent workshops that will be held for parents to learn about the 7 Habits.
We know that family support is an essential part of the educational process. We respect and encourage partnerships between home and school. We believe it must involve the sustained mutual collaboration and participation of school personnel and families in activities both at home and school to positively affect the success of children’s learning and progress in school. Our families are encouraged to participate as members on the English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), Key Communicators and School Site Council (SSC). Parents are welcomed to help in the classrooms; volunteer during book fairs; attend study trips; and participate in other schoolwide events, fundraisers and recognitions. Parents are invited to attend school activities and assemblies.
We have a community liaison, Mrs. Nora Torres, who assists our parents with resources, getting parents involved at school, and scheduling parent workshops that are on different topics but are appropriate for parents of elementary schoolchildren.  Mrs. Torres can be contact at 626-575-2391 ext. 1327 or visited in room 27.
We look forward to working with our Cortada families!
Estimadas familias de Cortada, 
Es un placer dar la bienvenida a la comunidad de Cortada a un nuevo año escolar en la escuela de Cortada. Sabemos que si la escuela, el hogar y la comunidad trabajan juntos podremos asegurarnos de que cada estudiante tenga éxito en Cortada.
Nuestra misión es crear una comunidad de líderes sobresalientes y estudiantes de por vida que trabajen juntos para alcanzar el éxito.
El proceso Líder en Mí continúa siendo implementado en Cortada. Los estudiantes están aprendiendo a utilizar los 7 hábitos de los niños altamente efectivos no solo en la escuela sino también en el hogar. Los estudiantes están aprendiendo a usar sus talentos de liderazgo y a encontrar su voz. También este año tendremos nuestro 3er Día Anual de Liderazgo para mostrar el excelente trabajo que nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad escolar están haciendo al abrazar el proceso Líder en Mí. Estamos orgullosos de la comunidad de Cortada. Esté atento a las fechas de nuestros talleres para padres para que los padres aprendan sobre los 7 hábitos.
Sabemos que el apoyo familiar es una parte esencial del proceso educativo. Respetamos y alentamos las asociaciones entre el hogar y la escuela. Creemos que debe involucrar la colaboración y participación mutua sostenida del personal escolar y las familias en actividades tanto en el hogar como en la escuela para afectar positivamente el éxito del aprendizaje y el progreso de los niños en la escuela. Se alienta a nuestras familias a participar como miembros en el Consejo Asesor del Idioma Inglés (ELAC), los Comunicadores Claves y el Consejo del Sitio Escolar (SSC). Los padres son bienvenidos para ayudar en los salones; voluntario en ferias de libros; asistir a viajes de estudio; y participar en otros eventos escolares, recaudaciones de fondos y reconocimientos. Los padres están invitados a asistir a actividades y asambleas escolares.
Tenemos un enlace comunitario, la Sra. Nora Torres, que ayuda a nuestros padres con recursos, involucrando a los padres en la escuela y programando talleres para padres que tratan sobre diferentes temas pero que son apropiados para padres de niños de primaria. La Sra. Torres puede ser contactada al 626-575-2391 ext. 1327 o visitado en el salón 27.
¡Esperamos trabajar con nuestras familias de Cortada!


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