BFA Principal, PreK-4
Addresses all FWSU Action Plan Targets:
1. Proficiency-Based, Personalized Learning
2. Distributed Leadership and Student Agency
3. Safe, Equitable, Healthy, Flexible Learning Environments
4. Engaged Partners: Parents and Community
We have experienced a positive start to our school year at BFA Fairfax. It has been wonderful to return back to school and re-engage with our students after the summer break. There are many things that are similar about our school year so far, but at the same time, many things have changed over the past two and half years. I have heard many people say that this is the “new” normal, but I believe it is a “different” normal.
The most dramatic difference this year is the absence of the COVID-19 protocols and their impact on our ability to engage in activities that were not accessible during the pandemic. For example, we are back eating in the cafeteria, mixing classrooms for learning activities, and having All School Morning Meetings together in the Elementary Gym once a month.
Last Friday, we came together to engage in our annual Crowning Ceremony for Kindergarten. This is a long standing tradition where we bridge our kindergarten students into our school with the support of their fifth-grade buddies. It was fantastic to witness our fifth-graders making connections with our kindergartners. Similarly, we appreciated the opportunity to engage with families as they supported their kindergarten students in our elementary school. As important, it was wonderful to come together as a learning community.