Principal's Message




Jeff Hendrickson
Principal

59 Bakerman Street
Fulton, NY 13069

P: (315) 593-5470
F: (315) 593-5599

2015-2016 is a great time to be at Lanigan Elementary School!  I am looking forward to a year full of excitement, achievement, and success for everyone at Lanigan.  We have been working hard to ensure our practices are meeting the needs of every one of our kids. The students will have a big part in this as they are expected to monitor their own progress throughout the year to help with goal setting and tracking.
 
Many of the programs and procedures that were in place here at Lanigan will remain the same.   We will continue to follow the philosophy of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  You will see posters of the four school wide expectations throughout the school.  They are; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be a Problem Solver.  The children learn what these expectations mean for them as students here at Lanigan as well as how these four expectations will serve them for a lifetime.  We review these each month at our role model assembly at which time we also celebrate our role models of character from each grade level.
           
Our building has set a very audacious goal for ourselves.  We are looking for our 6th graders to leave Lanigan performing on or above grade level in ELA and Math when they leave for the Junior High each year.  This goal is only possible through teaming with parents and the community to do our best to ensure every student gets what they need academically.
 
There are a variety of opportunities for everyone to be involved in our children’s education.  Please consider how you can take more of an active role at school; chaperone a field trip, volunteer in the classroom, attend parent teacher meetings, help with the book fair, or even work that can be done from home. You, as parents, play a huge role in the educational success of your children.  Homework is another way to help.  Make sure that the work that your child is doing causes them to struggle a bit and ask questions, but not get frustrated and upset with the work.  All of these things, along with a positive attitude about school, help your child be even more successful in school.
 
As always, our staff will work hard to provide your children with an education that includes both a focus on academics as well as character building and social education that help to ensure success for a lifetime.  I know that the high expectations for Lanigan are well-deserved and will continue to produce great results for all students!  Have a great year!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jeffrey Hendrickson
Principal
Lanigan Elementary School