Message From Principal

Welcome Message

Dear families,

The sun shined as we opened our doors to students on Monday, September 14, 2020. Our enthusiastic students were guided into SPES through a rainbow arch of balloons to have their temperatures taken, be handed breakfast, and head to their new classrooms. Students were happy to be in the building, meet their teachers and see their friends. Our in-person students are loving our new schedule both in the AM Session and the PM Session, and giving us their thumbs up as they leave and saying what a great day they have had. With the first two weeks now behind us, we are off to a great start and getting in the full swing of the school year. Our remote learning students are also enjoying their first weeks. The health of our students, their families, and our staff continues to be our primary concern.

To ensure our students are getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, we are taking them outside for all sorts of lessons, as much as possible. Please make sure your child has a jacket or coat and whatever other clothing (sweatshirt or sweater) you think they will need to be comfortable going outside in the fall weather. We are amazed at how good our children have been at wearing masks and socially distancing. 


October is anti-bullying month and the five principles of HEART are in place at SPES to help maintain a bully-free environment. Please continue to talk to your children about the importance of showing HEART (Honesty, Empathy, Attitude, Respect and Teamwork). So far, with our small classes, our students are doing an excellent job getting along with one another. If your child experiences any problems with bullying which have not been resolved by their teacher, please contact us.


Pictures are from the September 29, 2020 article in The Journal News. Thank you to writer Gary Stern and photographer Peter Carr for visiting SPES.

Rebecca Mizrahi                                           Laura Sweeney                      

Principal                                                         Assistant Principal