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Dear GW Childs Families,

On behalf of the staff at GW Childs School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! This is my fourth year as principal of GW Childs Elementary, but it will be my twenty-third year as an educator. The people in our community make GW Childs such a treasured place to be, and I look forward to continuing our partnership.

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 best to carry out our responsibilities.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that they:

1. Attend school daily and arrive on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2. Complete all homework assignments given by teachers

3. Read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4. Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life

5. Inform you if they need additional support in any area or subject

6. Know that you expect them to succeed in school and go on to college

You will find a copy of our student and parent handbook on our website so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please contact me or discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is essential that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

The wonderful GW Childs staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.


Principal Laurie

1599 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 ∙ Main Office: (215) 400-7950 ∙ Fax: (215) 400-7951
Every Student, Every Day, A Success

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