Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
We are so grateful your child is attending school at Frontier Elementary this year. The staff and I look forward to building strong partnerships that will support your child’s educational journey as a Tea Area Titan.
If you have had a chance to drive by the school, you may have noticed that we are in the final stages of installing some new playground equipment! Many, many thanks to TAPTO (Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization) for facilitating the fund-raising efforts and purchase of this equipment. We also extend our gratitude to the talented and dedicated custodial and grounds management staff for not only installing the equipment, but designing and building additional pieces as well. Students, teachers and parents from Frontier and Legacy met last spring to share their ideas about the style and type of equipment to include in this project; we are grateful for everyone’s valuable input, and we believe that we have achieved our goals of providing an obstacle-course/ninja-warrior style system that will challenge students’ agility, speed, and strength. Please consider learning more about TAPTO and how you can be involved in this organization. You might start by following their Facebook page – Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization.
Other changes that are not quite as obvious include the installation of a new cooler in our kitchen and classroom preparation. Our custodial and grounds staff have worked diligently to clean and prepare all of our classrooms for the upcoming school year. We are blessed that this staff takes such pride in creating a clean, safe environment for your child to learn and grow.
Every year brings positive change, and this year is no exception. We extend a very warm welcome to the new staff at Frontier Elementary and the Tea Area School District. I am very excited about the team of educators who are dedicated to providing optimal learning opportunities for your child at Frontier. I hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to meet our incredible staff and visit with them about the learning experiences they are having with your child throughout the year. Please take a few minutes to explore the school’s webpage to see pictures of the people your child will see on a regular basis during their educational journey in the Tea Area School District. Photos of our new staff will be available soon!
As you review the website, you will notice a theme – the mission of the Tea Area School District is to educate and empower students to succeed. One of our priorities at Frontier Elementary this year is to foster communications that will allow you to be more engaged with what your child is learning. We will be using social media as well as a couple of different apps (Remind, SeeSaw) to utilize the most efficient means for us to share this valuable information with you. I look forward to sharing specific details about these efforts, as well as some fun reading projects, as we jumpstart into the new school year.
It is truly an honor to serve as the principal at Frontier. I look forward to building a strong partnership in order to provide the best possible learning experiences for your child this year.
2700 W Lancaster
Sioux Falls, SD 57106