A Note From Mr. Devich
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Pacific Rim School for the 2014-2015 school year. We look forward to another wonderful year of learning with you and your children.
Pacific Rim school staff is professionally skilled and continues to implement educational techniques and strategies to meet the needs of each individual child. We believe that every child has a right to a quality education, and we are committed to providing it to all of our students. We continue to focus on a strong home/school relationship, recognizing there is a high correlation between parent involvement and effective schools.
Pacific Rim Elementary School is looking forward to a wonderful and exciting new school year. It is such a privilege to witness the excitement of students returning on that first day of school. The Pacific Rim PTA and Friends of Pacific Rim organizations will be back with their wonderful and greatly appreciated support of our enrichment programs including art, drama, physical education and dance. These programs will enable our Waverider students to stay emotionally balanced, which helps to maximize their academic potential. Visit the PTA and Friends of Pacific Rim web site at http://www.pacrimpta.com
As always we focus on our very essential character traits for all of our Pacific Rim Family-Students, Staff and Parents:
Work Hard (Being Responsible)
Following the Golden Rule (Being Nice) and
Making Good Choices
We celebrate the good choices our students are making daily. I hold myself to the same good standards and count myself as the lead cheerleader for Pacific Rim. Our staff believes that verbal praise is our most powerful tool, and Pacific Rim students receive praise when they are working hard and following the Golden Rule.
I hold the same philosophy with the staff as well adding only “Keep a Good Sense of Humor.” We believe laughter makes the work force stronger, and with that Pacific Rim will operate as a place of passion and not “just work.”
Our school is assured success by abiding by these basic traits. We at Pacific Rim operate as a family, working together, helping each other and operating as a team. With our Mantra of “Get Pumped” and “Make Good Choices” Pacific Rim will reach new heights of both emotional and academic achievement through the implementation of our new Common Core Standards.