Principal's Welcome

Dear Hubbard School Parents and Families,

Welcome to the advent of another fantastic year at Hubbard School! As the summer days of 2019 wane into fond memories, the excitement and adventures of a new school year come into sharper focus. Our educational community can’t wait to see what amazing new memories and achievements 19-20 has to offer! The school is renewed, revitalized, and rejuvenated as the beautiful, unique personalities, talents, and joyful spirits of our children arrive on August 29th. Their individual and collective contributions to Hubbard comprise the “heartbeat” and purpose of our work as a positive, collaborative educational family.

As a school and district community of learners, we strive to grow, progress, and improve each day. Enriched by an environment of expectation, support, care, and understanding, your children amaze us on a daily basis. We are committed to providing them with the best possible opportunities at the elementary level in contribution to their K-12 experience in the Berlin Public Schools. Our belief is nested and articulated in our BERLIN LEARNER OUTCOMES:

Kind, compassionate citizens listen, understand, and act with both empathy and respect, knowing that what they do affects others.

Mindful and responsive collaborators contribute ideas and listen to others’ perspective to consider courses of action to accomplish a shared goal.

Effective communicators share information, ideas, points of view, and/or feelings in a clear, precise, and thoughtful manner appropriate for audience and purpose.

Resilient and discerning problem solvers investigate a question, explanation, or challenge by developing an informed, flexible plan of action to construct solutions or offer conclusions.

Innovative, imaginative designers develop, test, and refine ideas by experimenting with techniques and tools to reach a desired outcome.

Our work together is grounded in an unwavering commitment to the PURPOSE, PASSION, and PRIDE driving our efforts and educational decisions:

PURPOSE: Students and educators must feel that their work has purpose and meaning. Developing critical, lifelong skills is work that matters. As a school and district, we will build shared understanding of and commitment to student achievement of the Berlin Learner Outcomes.

PASSION: Berlin students and educators care deeply about their work. As part of a learning community, they teach, inspire, motivate and learn from one another. As a school and district, we cultivate a strong learning culture for both educators and students.

PRIDE: Education is a community responsibility. Students and educators benefit from the support of parents and community members. As a school and district, we strive to enhance community partnerships to support student learning.

Hubbard’s talented staff works diligently and collaboratively to provide a standards-based curriculum for approximately 215 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Through shared commitment, common vision, and a unifying educational philosophy, the professional community at Hubbard seeks to support every child on his/her own pathway to success. By providing a structured, respectful, nurturing learning environment defined by rigor and positive reinforcement students thrive in academic, social, and emotional arenas. Children are provided numerous learning opportunities and experiences in the aforementioned areas, resulting in both personal and collective growth and achievement.

Our school and district will continue to take strides regarding actions, strategies and decisions reflecting the following overarching elements of learning design:
*Enhancing the physical and virtual aspects of our students’ learning environments
*Connecting learners to authentic opportunities
*Using digital technologies to accelerate, facilitate and deepen the learning process
*Building educator expertise in instructional and assessment practices

As part of this work, we will continue to provide experiences that integrate the Habits of Mind (an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship) and reflect the Berlin Learner Outcomes.

The school website provides a wealth of ongoing, pertinent information for all members of the educational community. Please check the website frequently for information and updates within academic, curricular, social, and community arenas, as well as, important dates, events, and announcements from the Hubbard PTO and school staff/administration.

Thank you for your time, interest, and support,

Alfred Souza III

Hubbard School Principal

Alfred Souza


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