Dear Village East
Welcome back to the
2012-2013 school year! Our teachers are eager, energized and
committed to high standards of excellence at Village East. Our students are ready to learn and
enthusiastic about all of the positive things that will be taking place
throughout the year. Please remember
that our school hours are from 8:45am-3:30 pm.
Your help making sure students are dropped off and picked-up on time is
greatly appreciated., and that your child is at school everyday.
Our staff has both changed
and grown since last year. We are very
fortunate to have a strong learning community of devoted and talented professionals
working with our children. I am proud
and honored to introduce the following new members to our Village East Team:
Sangita Patel Assistant
Katie Jorgensen 1st Grade Teacher
Natalie Salario 2nd Grade Teacher
Lisa Paauw 3rd Grade
Christine Rodriguez 4th Grade Teacher
Lindsay Hyde ILC Teacher
Erika Krueger ELA Teacher
Janese Bean Front Office Secretary
All members of the Village
East staff are looking forward to working together as we create a learning
community where all students will achieve success! With your help, we will continue to meet the
district mission: to inspire every
student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. Our teachers will be involved in
professional development throughout the year to continue our journey to provide
the best possible instruction to our students and raise the achievement of
I feel extremely fortunate
to be the principal of Village East Elementary School and look forward to
working with our talented students, parents, and staff members. We truly have a special school environment as
a result of our partnership. Have a
great 2012-2013 school year and we invite you to be involved at school as much
as you possibly can! And as always, I
thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s education.
Toby R. Arritola
Greetings Village East Family and Friends,
I am ecstatic
and overjoyed to be the new Assistant Principal at Village East Community Elementary!
Going into my 14th year in the district, I have had many amazing experiences
both at the elementary and middle school level. These experiences have given me
great insight into the importance of ensuring our students have the ability,
knowledge, and self-advocacy skills to be successful as they move through their
past three years, I have worked as the Assistant Principal at Antelope Ridge
Elementary School in the south eastern part our district. I also taught at Dakota Valley Elementary
School and prior to that, was a social studies teacher at Prairie Middle School
for nearly eight years before moving in to elementary. These experiences have
provided me many opportunities to build strong community relationships,
connections with students, and work collaboratively with teachers and staff to
strengthen our learning goals. With these strong connections I will continue to
support our district and school’s mission to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care
and push forward the values as instilled in our PEAK Pledge at Village East.
parent of a new kindergartener and 4th grader, I understand the
importance of continuing meaningful connections with my children’s school and
teachers. Having strong ties to the community are important to me. Through a
collective vision that involves the voices of community and school members
alike, I feel we can direct students to be successful at Village East.
I hope to
continue the support and opportunities for parents to attend school information
nights that tie into 21st century thinking and learning, reinforce
our focus on life-long education, recognizing students’ hard work and positive
behaviors, and providing purposeful learning opportunities for students, parents,
and the Village East staff and teachers.
forward to establishing deep connections and relationships with the families of
Village East. Please stop by for a chat anytime! My door is always open.