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Principal's Message

Fall 2021

Dear CVES 359 Community and Friends,

With great pride and excitement, I write this letter to you all as the Founding Principal of Concourse Village Elementary School, a 2018 Blue Ribbon School and 2020 Best Urban School in the Nation. I am overjoyed to be surrounded by greatness every day. 

Concourse Village has earned a reputation for academic excellence through the hard work of our scholars, educators, parents, and staff.  CVES 359 proudly supports rigorous coursework, including coding, health and wellness programs; second to none visual arts and music programs; and an overall powerful learning experience.

At CVES 359, we believe that it is vital for all of us to be connected through positive relationships and a strong sense of community.  I believe that every student can learn and be successful when provided with the right supports and opportunities.  Our educators and staff are committed to providing all scholars with an appropriate and challenging educational experience in a respectful environment that fosters learning and growth.

To our families,  I stress that a crucial part of success for all students is attending school every day on time.  As a parent or guardian, maintaining an attitude of "Becoming a Monthly Attendance PRO" must be the ultimate goal; for all our students must be Present, Responsible, and On-time.  At CVES 359, we assist parents and families in understanding the importance of instructional time and school attendance.  Additionally we recognize that family and community support are integral to our success.  This is why we encourage you, our parents and guardians,  to join us as volunteers with the Parent Association because families play an essential role in a student's success. I also invite you to collaborate with us in your student's education.

Concourse Village Elementary School is a place where exceptional teaching and learning are the norms.  I am truly honored to be a part of our community.

Have a great school year!