Dear Blue Jay families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
Since joining Bryn Mawr in 2013 I have been so very fortunate to be part of an amazing school and staff dedicated to growing our students academically, emotionally, and socially. While we have seen changes in education in recent years I am happy to say the strong partnership with our students, parents, and community members has remained a constant. It is the basis on which we build our success, and on which we continue to grow together as a community of learners. This formula for success helped us achieve the designation of California Distinguished School in 2018, and I know even greater things are in store for our Blue Jay community!
This year we begin the exciting work of creating our future leaders through the "Leader In Me" system. Based on the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," our entire staff received training to build leadership capacity in students, and to "see the genius" in every child. We look forward to creating a culture where students understand that change and leadership begins with each one of them, that they are empowered to achieve all their "Wildly Important Goals," and that they will leave Bryn Mawr after 5th grade with "life-ready" skills for their success.
I look forward to another great year of working to see students grow in their wisdom and kindness toward others, and become prepared to take the next steps towards their futures filled with great potential and limitless possibilities. I am so proud of each one of our Blue Jays, and believe greatly in their being able to go forward to impact our world in positive ways.
If you have any questions or needs, please feel free to contact me at school. I look forward to seeing you on campus or at one of the many activities we have scheduled during the school year as part of our wonderfully supportive PTA. If you can, please volunteer! We have many ways for you to get plugged into school life, and we appreciate it greatly when parents get involved in their child's learning.
Rick Aleksak, Principal