Letter From the Principal

Happy October!

It looks like we have gone straight to winter from summer this year! Although, I am happy that is it not so hot and humid! As the days are growing cooler, please encourage your child to bring a jacket for the playground, and if we have to be outside for any reason. Unless the wind chill is below freezing, we do like to take students outside for some fresh air and exercise. It definitely enables students to learn better when they can have that time!

 I would like to say a big thank you to our PTO, teachers, staff, parents and the Pisgah community! Our Fall Festival was a huge success. It looked like our students really enjoyed themselves, and it was a profitable day. Thank you to all of you that came out and supported us! This funding will enable us to purchase some much-needed resources.

 Also, I wanted to let you know how seriously that we take safety and security at Pisgah. We have a Safety Team that meets periodically to discuss any concerns, issues, and we also take time to discuss different scenarios. We perform drills throughout the year, so that students and staff are aware of each procedure and have a comprehensive Safety Plan that each staff member has a copy of in their classrooms. All doors are locked at all times and visitors must enter through the front door only after being identified. We also have an SRO just for the Enka Elementary Schools this year. You have probably already seen or met Deputy Melanie Robbins. She has been a fantastic addition here at Pisgah and already knows many of our students by name! Again, our staff and I take the safety and security of our students very seriously and fully embrace the philosophy of “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something!”

 As always, please let me know if you ever have questions or concerns. I firmly belief that we are a team and when we are all on the same page, our students are the winners! Thanks again for all of your support!                                                                                                                                                                                     Sincerely,                                                                                                                   
 Jeanann Yates