Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Brian Howard
Dear Travis Elementary Families,
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! First, let me begin by telling you how excited I am to join your educational family! Without exception, everyone has been warm, welcoming and supportive. As I begin to orient myself to the new students, parents, grandparents, teachers, custodians, clerks, secretaries, instructional assistants and other support staff, it is apparent to me that Travis Elementary is a school community united around its children. I am truly fortunate to be joining such an amazing group of people.
One of the exceptional components of Travis Elementary school is the partnership that exists between the home and school. Travis Elementary has a tradition of supportive hard-working families. Throughout the year you will have an opportunity to support our school through participation in the Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning a field trip, helping in the library or book fair, joining Site Council, Noon Duty Supervisors, or helping in other fun educational activities held on site designed to assist your child’s learning.
This year we will continue to implement the No Excuses University program. Our goal is to provide an education where all Travis students, without exception, will be proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics. We invite parents to assist us with this goal by preparing a quiet study space at home, reviewing homework daily, and reading frequently to and with your child. Engaging your child in conversation about what they learned in school each day will further foster their growth as a learner.
We invite parents to encourage students to practice school expectations by following the “Falcon Talon’s” of “Being Safe, Being Respectful, and Being Responsible.” We will continue to support these character traits through our “Second Step” program and Kagan Cooperative strategies in the classrooms. Be sure to read the School Handbook with your student to gain a better understanding of school expectations.
To keep you informed we will post our Newsletter of upcoming events and important information related to your child's learning on our webpage and our telephone and email message system will be used to convey other pertinent information. Please visit our website often!
I am excited to be part of the dedicated staff and community at Travis Elementary school. As we embark on this journey together, I am certain we will have an amazing year filled with fun, new experiences, new relationships and learning for all of us!
Looking forward to meeting you and your children!
Brian Howard, Principal