Dear G.C. Hartman Elementary Families,

           It has been wonderful having the children back in school. We have been encouraged with your children’s efforts, behavior and manners that have been brought back to school with them. It is evident that the students and teachers have spent time discussing classroom routines and school-wide procedures.  As we walk through the hallways and visit classrooms, we are impressed with the students’ attentiveness and by the teaching and learning that is already taking place.

          I enjoyed the opportunity to visit with many of you at our Meet the Teacher Night and Grandparents Day. I know your children are more important than anything in your lives, but it is always a good reminder for me to see children with their families – to see the smiles, love and the care.

          We know that you are your child’s first teacher and the important role you play in your child’s development and learning. Everything you and your child do together will teach important lessons that will help them grow and learn about their world. Learning happens in the everyday moments you share with your child.  We look forward to partnering with you and are privileged to be a part of their education throughout their elementary school experience.

          Should you ever have questions, concerns, or suggestions during the school year, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to help each child become the very best they can be. Effective communication between home and school is extremely important in achieving this goal. It has been shown that strong parental involvement and interest in education is a crucial factor in student success in school.  We encourage you to be well-informed with up to date information about your child’s class and our school.

            Thank you again for all the support and encouragement you provide to your children.  We are looking forward to the fall season and a great month of October.


Have a grrrrr-eat month!

Mr. Fetterman