Mission Statement


John Trumbull Primary School Compact

Effective schools are a result of families and school staff working together to ensure that children are successful in school.  A compact is a voluntary agreement between groups that firmly unites them.  You are invited to be involved in a partnership with John Trumbull Primary School.

School Vision Statement
We are a family of learners dedicated to nurturing a strong sense of self among all students, staff, family, and community members.

When we have a strong sense of self

  • We respect ourselves, fellow human beings, and our earth.
  • We value our differences and our connections.
  • We have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in and contribute to our community, country and the family of nations.
  • We believe in and have hope for the future.


Student Pledge

I will strive to...

  • Attend school regularly.
  • Complete assignments and return homework on time to the teacher.
  • Show respect for myself, other people, animals and property.
  • Accept responsibility for my own actions.
  • Make an effort to do my best to learn.
  • Resolve conflicts in positive, non-violent ways.


Family Involvement
Parents and other significant adults are asked to agree to the following commitments, as they are involved in assisting the school in ensuring a productive school experience for their children.

Parent Pledge

Schools as a community:

  • To help my children be successful by volunteering at school and/or providing other support to teachers.  (For example: observation and participation in my child’s classroom)
  • To attend school functions and parent-teacher conferences.

 A curriculum with coherence:

  • To be involved in the amount and content of my child’s TV viewing and radio listening.
  • To stay aware of what my child is learning, and communicate regularly with school staff and with my child.
  • To assist with homework and read with my children every day.

 A climate for learning:

  • To provide adequate rest, food, and medical attention so that my child is ready to learn.
  • To help my child get to school on time and attend regularly.
  • To maintain and foster high standards of academic achievement by participation in my child’s academic programming and the positive use of his/her extra-curricula time.

A climate for learning:

  • To provide adequate rest, food, and medical attention so that my child is ready to learn.
  • To help my child get to school on time and attend regularly.
  • To maintain and foster high standards of academic achievement by participation in my child’s academic programming and the positive use of his/her extra-curricula time.


Staff Pledge

School as a community:

  • Communicate and work with families to enhance students’ learning.
  • Discuss the compact at the annual parent-teacher conference.
  • Respect the cultural differences of students and their families.
  • Continue efforts to develop professionally.
  • Encourage parental volunteerism.

A curriculum with coherence:

  • Provide curriculum that promotes literacy through the study of literature, math and the arts.
  • Explain assignments clearly and provide homework that supports the curriculum.
  • Encourage students and parents by providing information about student progress.
  • Provide workshops for parents.

A climate for learning:

  • Provide a safe, pleasant, and caring atmosphere.
  • Provide resources to help all children be successful in their school experience.
  • Maintain and foster high standards of academic achievement.
    Provide high quality curriculum and a learning environment which enables students to attain state standards.

A commitment to character:

  • Maintain high expectations for myself, students, and other staff.
  • Assist students in the development of a sense of personal and civic responsibility.
  • Help students learn to resolve conflicts in an appropriate, positive, and non-violent manner.

 


NONDISCRIMINATION


The Watertown Board of Education is committed to comply with nondiscrimination practices to the end that no person in its employ or under its jurisdiction shall, on grounds of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, handicap, sexual affinity, marital status, present or past history of mental disorder or physical disability, and genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in employment or in any program or activity.

The Board designates Dr. Philip Pelosi (945-4802) and Mrs. Marylu Lerz (945-4830), Watertown School Department, 10 DeForest Street, Watertown Connecticut (telephone 945-4802) as compliance officers (hereinafter, "Equity/Title IX Officers").

All outside agencies and organizations given assistance by the Board shall be required to abide by this policy.

Any person who believes themselves to have been discriminated against in violation of this policy may file a grievance with the Equity/Title IX Grievance Procedures. (Effective Date: February 9, 1993 - Adopted by the Board: February 8, 1993)