Welcome to Stewart Elementary!
PreKindergarten - 6th Grade where we are...
"Learning to Live...and Living to Learn"
I am thrilled to serve as your Principal of Jean E. Stewart Elementary!
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.”
Native American Saying
Our school hours are Monday - Friday from 8:05 - 3:10 each day.
The front doors open at 7:30 and students are allowed to go to directly to classrooms for enrichment.
The front office is open from 7:30 - 3:45 daily.
Please remember. . .for the safety of your child, all transportation
changes must be made in writing!
I hope to
Strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
To express their feelings and
control them sometimes,
To explore what’s near
and venture afar,
But most important to love
who they are.
About me . . . Ms. Fitzpatrick
This is my eighteenth privileged year to work in CISD. My experiences include being a classroom teacher ,
serving as an Instructional Leader, and leading as an Assistant Principal. This school year I will strengthen yet
another phase of my career as I venture into my eleventh year as a Principal .
I can assure you that your child is in good hands. At Stewart Elementary, we will do everything in our power to
ensure the safety and well-being of each of our students. Promising to do our very best to meet the needs of each
child, we will love them whole-heartedly! As we grow together, this year is going to be a very special time in each
of our lives. I am certain it will be one I cherish forever.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
“If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.”
You, as parents, are an essential component of a child’s successful educational experience.
I encourage you to be an active participant in the education of your child. The following are
areas for you to consider in being a successful “partner” with the school staff and your child:
*Communication – Keep in close communication with the school staff. Review weekly papers coming home. Look
for newsletters, notices from the principal/nurse, or notes from your child’s teacher. Communication should be two-way. Initiate questions, respond promptly, and keep staff informed. If questions do arise, do not hesitate to contact the teacher or the school office.
*Monitor Progress – Respond to requests from teachers for assistance or to attend conferences. Go over schoolwork
with your child on a regular basis. If you detect potential problems, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Be sensitive to changes in work habits, behavior, or feelings. Keep teachers informed of events which may impact school performance.
*Become Involved – Consider volunteering if time allows, and attend parent organization meetings whenever possible.
*Build on Success – Acknowledge you child’s successes. Support from the home is very helpful. Reinforce school rules, and provide a positive atmosphere for your child. Set high expectations and reward efforts to accomplish goals. Learn from every experience.
*Set a Regular Routine – Provide a time and place for your child to complete homework assignments. Identify a location where items to be returned to school are placed. Young children need adequate rest to be at their best. Plan and keep a regular routine whenever possible.
*Keep Education a High Priority – Hold high the importance of doing one’s best, whatever the task. Take any opportunity to link what happens at school to the things you encounter outside of school. Read to or with your child daily.
Success in the early years provides a firm foundation for later success in life. Your assistance and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort in making this year a special one for your child!
Here are five things that can help your child have a great school year.
1. Meet your child's teacher. Explain that you want to hear about your child's progress. Ask how you can help at home.
2. Use routines. Morning, bedtime, and study routines are especially key to school success.
3. Have high expectations. Tell your child that he/she doesn't always have to be the best, but to always do his/her best. Tell them how
proud they make you.
4. Read, read, read. If your child doesn't have a library card, get one. Visiting the library and reading with your child is essential.
5. Support the school. Attend parent nights and volunteer in ways you'll enjoy. Ask about our PALS program. Show your child that
school is a family priority.