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Principal's Message

Lisbon Central School Community Members,

Welcome to the UPK-4 section of the Lisbon Central School website!  Lisbon Central School is committed to being a resource for ensuring the academic, cultural, and social development of community members.  Our motto is “Learning, Caring, Sharing” and in the Elementary building we strive to instill these attributes in our students.

Welcome back!   I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones.  As your Principal I am excited to welcome everyone to a new and exciting school year!  Over the past two years, I have had a chance to meet many of you and your children, and look forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with all of you in the upcoming year.

As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around positivity as we implement The Positivity Project.  This empowers students to build strong relationships by equipping educators with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to teach positive psychology’s 24 character strengths.  Our teachers and counselors will be fostering positive discussions about character strengths, such as, curiosity, creativity, bravery, gratitude, kindness and nineteen others.  The premise behind this project is that other people matter and that relationships are the cornerstone of health, happiness, and resilience.  

Our quarterly assemblies will recognize those students who are exhibiting those positive traits that are taught each month. I encourage you to check out http://www.viacharacter.org to take a free survey to discover your core character strengths.  I would like to recognize family and friends during our assemblies who exhibit the characteristics focused on each month.

We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Knows that you expect him/her to try their hardest and ask questions when needed

 

Again, I would like to thank you for your continued support of our school, teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrators.   It takes our combined efforts to help our students succeed in both school and in their lives.

Please join us on social media via Facebook and Twitter (@Lisbon_CSD).  I have been working hard to post at least weekly on our Twitter page, so please join in the conversation!

Sincerely,

Staci A. Vaughn

Elementary Principal & CSE/CPSE Chairperson