Principal's Message

Welcome to Francis J. White Learning Center,known affectionately to all who know us simply FJ White. We are so glad you arevisiting our web site, and we hope it will help you get to know our school.

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a rich tapestry of cultures representative of our community, F.J. White is a wonderful place to teach and to learn.

FJ White is committed to academic excellence. Together with ourfamilies and the community, the staff and students of FJ White work towardclearly focused educational, personal, and social goals. Parents are stronglyencouraged to become involved in the school. When parents attend schoolfunctions, they demonstrate to their children that they value school andeducation. Attending events such as Back-to-School Night, Open House, Math Nights, parent/teacher conferences, serving on committees such as the School Site Council and the English Language Advisory Committee, meetings are all important ways that parents learn about what’s going on at school.

Volunteering sets an important example for children about sharedresponsibility. There are innumerable opportunities to volunteer, whether it isin the classroom, participating in PATS activities, chaperoning field trips,serving as a room parent, serving on a committee, or assisting with clericaltasks. Parents learn about these opportunities through the many school and PATSflyers and notices that are sent home, or simply by calling the school officeand inquiring.

Parents are informed about school policies, procedures, academics,and events through a variety of channels. The Back-to-School packet which goeshome with the students on the first day of school contains information aboutschool and district rules and procedures, behavior expectations, the schoolcalendar, and other essential information.

How to get involved in your child’s education at FJ White
1. Ask about volunteering in your child's classroom.
2. Ask your child questions about what he/she learned in school that day.(“What did you learn in math today?” or “What stories are you reading in school?”) 
3. Read to your child every day.
4. Check your child’s book bag daily for letters or flyers about upcomingevents. 
5. Call the school or email the principal or teacher if you have any questionsor concerns. 
6. Sign up to help at a class event like parties or field trips. 
7. Assist your child with homework assignments by creating a quiet environment to work.

Please come by and see our school for yourself!

Mrs. Stidman
Principal