National Parent Involvement Day
November 16, 2017
Division 1 Quiz Bowl Champions
Springdale’s Jr. Beta Club Quiz Bowl team placed first at the National Convention in Orlando on Monday, June 26. They qualified for an invitation to Nationals by winning the Division 1 state title at the Georgia Convention in November. In Orlando, twenty-four teams competed in a written exam, from which the top eight teams were selected for the oral rounds. After three undefeated oral rounds, Springdale was named this year’s Division 1 Quiz Bowl Champion. Team members include Sofia Ali (team captain), Bennett Barkley, Nathan Haskell, and Griffin Moore. Sponsors are Francile Jackson, Jennifer Johnston, and Anne Oxford, and the team’s coach is Susan Mason.
Let’s Move! Active Schools is an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama that aims to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity a day for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Of the 544 schools honored nationally as Let’s Move! Active Schools, 16 were from Bibb County –Alexander II Magnet, BruceElementary, Bernd Elementary, Heard Elementary, Ingram-Pye Elementary, Lane Elementary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Porter Elementary, Skyview Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Weaver Middle, Central High, Howard High, Rutland High, and Southwest High. Powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources, programs, professional development and grants to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment. To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Anne Oxford is Springdale’s fourth grade ELA teacher. She has taught 23 years, and has taught most grades from kindergarten through seventh grade. Her favorite place to teach is here at Springdale, where she’s taught kindergarten, second, and fourth grade the last ten years. When she’s not growing Springdale fourth grade readers and writers, she loves going for walks, reading, and especially spending time with her family. She and her husband Andy have three daughters, two (soon to be three) sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Oxford is proud to be a Springdale Eagle!
A Message from the Principal, Dr. Constance Winds
Welcome to Springdale Elementary School! I am excited about becoming Springdale's new principal! I have worked in education for 27 years. I am dedicated to continuing the 3 E's at Springdale: Excellence, Engagement, and Enrichment. I look forward to working with each of you as we build a future of excellence in our students.
My commitment to Springdale Elementary is to maintain a safe, caring, and enriching environment for all of our students. The staff is committed to high expectations for all students. We will strive to help the students maximize their potential. Our children deserve more than an adequate education, they deserve an outstanding education! We will set our standards high and know that our students will succeed.
I am pleased to be a member your school community and invite you to become an integral part of our school. We need your help in making certain this year is a successful one. It is important that each and every student and parent know that they are important to our school. As parents, you know your child better than anyone else. For this reason, we want you to help guide us in making decisions and educational goals for your child. We share with you the responsibility for the instruction and guidance of your child. We sincerely invite your involvement in maintaining a standard of excellence at Springdale Elementary.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for sharing your children with us.
Dr. Constance Winds