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Principal's Corner

Welcome, Merrimac families and friends, to the 2013-14 school year!  

Merrimac Elementary School serves students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. We offer a nurturing and supportive environment with excellent opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential as learners. Children succeed from the collaboration of home and school.

Merrimac Elementary School is a community of learners dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional success of all our students.  The guiding principles of our school include a rigorous curriculum, critical thinking, and a safe, nurturing environment where students are encouraged to take educational risks.  Our teachers utilize a wide range of instructional strategies and opportunities for differentiation to meet the individual needs of all students.  Merrimac Elementary continues to lead with the Seven Habits.  The Leader in Me process is designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in their students. Helping students discover their own strengths allows teachers to find opportunities for every child to shine – to be a leader. Teachers are incorporating the common language of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Dr. Stephen Covey, into all curriculum areas.

Parents are an integral part of our school community.  Our staff works diligently to communicate with families and maintain on-going, two-way communication regarding our instructional programs, student progress, and opportunities for parents to be actively engaged in our school. Research shows that children do better in school if their parents are familiar with the school and participate in school activities.  You are the most important influence in your child's life.  As partners in educating your child, success is virtually guaranteed when we work together. I invite you to be actively involved in your child's education this year. 

It is also important to get involved with our wonderful PTA. You will have the opportunity to find out how you can volunteer your time and make this an amazing school year for all students.

We look forward to working with you for a rewarding school year.


Veronica DeCicco