Principal Message

Principal Deidre Hardson

Dear Families,

Welcome to Jonas Salk Elementary School, Where Dreams Begin! In our school community, all stakeholders are teachers and learners. We believe that creating successful students requires the best efforts of everyone on the team-including parents!Daily attendance is critical and students are expected to arrive on time, rested and ready to learn.

Each learner is encouraged to achieve academic and social success, enjoy learning, celebrate diversity, develop analytical skills, and model exemplary behavior. We empower our learners to be responsible for their own inquiry and to dare to make dreams into reality.Our learners are active participants in their academic development and every individual has a responsibility not just to perform a task, but to do it to the best of their ability.

Mahatma Gandhi said,We must be the change that we wish to see in the world.We are committed to char acter building and embrace character education as an integral part of our curriculum. In order for learners to excel, they require an environment that encourages them to take risks. All members of the Jonas Salk Elementary School community work together to create a nurturing environment so that learners can take risks without anxiety, can think critically, and are encouraged to ask questions about their learning and their world.

Our Mira Mesa learning community is to be commended for maintaining collaborative and diverse quality neighborhood schools and Jonas Salk Elementary is an excellent addition to that tradition. We need the support of everyone so that we can continue on this path of success. Please take advantage of all that is happening in our community! We Bleed Blue and Gold! Don t hesitate to immerse yourself in the Mira Mesa and Jonas Salk Elementary Spirit!

For our children,

Ms. Deidre E. Hardson


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