Greetings Panther Cubs & Families!
It’s hard to believe we’re already thinking about the 2020-2021 school year. I hope you are having a wonderful summer and have had time to play, laugh, and relax.
I look forward to starting this next school year with the excitement of a new beginning. A beginning where we welcome new families to our community, celebrate our continuing families, and strive for ways to continue to propel our school into the future.
As an introduction, I am Peter Schlifke (you are welcome to call me Mr. S), your Principal. Prior to my arrival at Nora Elementary, I spent seven years as an Elementary Assistant Principal and am thrilled to be returning to the district that ignited my passion for education. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a father and husband. I hope you will get the opportunity to meet my support team: my wife, Sarah, and our young children, William, Emily, Lucia, and Josef. Likewise, I look forward to meeting with you and your family as the year progresses.
As we get ready for this next school year, I want to challenge each and every one of you to think about how you can be more aware and involved in the great things occurring every day at Nora. As the founding father Benjamin Franklin was quoted:
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I may learn.”
I know great things lie ahead of us at Nora! Already this summer, your teachers, counselors, and I are creating the master schedule and planning for a successful 2020-2021 school year. Our outstanding front office, custodial, and technology staff are making sure the building and all the important behind-the-scenes effects are in top order and ready for July 30.
In closing, I am honored to be your principal and part of the Nora family. Please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year, and I look forward to celebrating our collective successes.
Working in partnership, we will make 2020-2021 a great school year!