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A Childs school student is On Time,
On Task,
and On a Mission!

Dear GW Childs Families,

On behalf of the staff at GW Childs School, I am happy to welcome you to the2022-23 school year! This is my second year as principal of GW Childs Elementary, but it will be my twenty-first year as an educator. The people in our community makes 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 very best to carry out our responsibilities.

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

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

2.    Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

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

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

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

6.    Knows 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 feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important 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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