Back To School Letter From Principal Williams:
August 16, 2019
Dear William Dick families:
Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our William Dick family, welcome and thank you for choosing our amazing school for your child’s education. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year on September 3rd.
Last school year was filled with lots of fun learning experiences and student successes. Here are a few of our favorite memories:
● We made progress and moved to the next tier on our School Progress Report!
● Cat Cash trips and activities!
● An awesome series of activities for our 8th grades, culminating with a successful move up day and many of our 8th graders heading off to high schools around the city!
We are already gearing up for an incredible new school year. Our teachers have attended training sessions to better help all students learn and grow. Our front office team is updating student files and ordering new materials. Our hard-working custodians have spent the summer cleaning our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day.
We’re also delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff. We have both new art and PE teachers: Ms. Campbell (art) and Mr. Dimaggio (PE). We also have a new teacher in second grade, Ms. Withey (room 203). Also, Mr. Blumberg has transitioned from fourth grade to our computer teacher. Please join me in welcoming all of them to our school.
When you stop in I hope you will notice all of the improvements to our school. Our custodians have taken time to clean and wax all of the hallways and have made some improvements including painting some areas and brightening up our lunchroom.
Be sure to visit www.philasd.org for important back-to-school information such as school uniforms and a list of vaccines your child will need to attend school. I also want to invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers and other families, and learn more about the new school year.
All of us at William Dick School look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, and working with our families and community to support high-level learning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at 215.400.7340 with questions or concerns. Together, we can make this school year our best one yet!
Amy L. Williams