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Principal's Message

Cornell Families,

As with the previous six years, it has been my pleasure to serve the Albany community as Principal of Cornell this year. I have experienced so much joy being with your wonderful children every day, collaborating with our talented teachers and staff, and working with dedicated parents to build the uniquely special community that we have at Cornell. Each and every day, I have considered myself fortunate and grateful for the privilege to work in this wonderful community.

While it has been an incredibly fulfilling and enriching experience to be Cornell's Principal for the past seven years, I have decided that it is time for me to pursue another leadership opportunity. Next school year, I will step into the role of Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Mill Valley School District. Like Albany, Mill Valley is a small, high performing district. In my new role, I will support the teachers and staff at these schools with the implementation of the common core state standards and assist with the development of their curricular programs and instructional practices. This position will allow me to focus on my passion for teaching and learning, while supporting teachers in the process.

It is with great reluctance that I step down from my leadership role at Cornell. I have never worked with a finer group of teachers, a more thoughtful, harder working group of students, and a more involved parent community. Cornell is a remarkable place and it has been an absolute delight to serve you and your children for the past seven years. Each day at Cornell has brought big smiles, and left me with many memories that I will treasure. I am sure that Cornell's next Principal will also serve you well, but know that I will miss all of you, and that serving Cornell has been the highlight of my career.

We've already taken steps to find our new Principal, and I will be actively helping to ensure a smooth transition. I am highly invested in Cornell and I'm committed to passing on the leadership to someone who is an excellent fit for our school.

- Wendy Holmes

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C A L E N D A R
Mark your calendars! First day of school will be Tuesday, August 26th
CORNELL CHRONICLE NEWSLETTER (aka "The Pinkie")
(Click on the title above to read this week's Cornell Newsletter - packed with important information and upcoming events and dates to remember.)
MARK THOSE AUGUST CALENDARS!
The PTA is organizing an August Welcome Back Meet & Greet for new and returning families on Sunday, August 24th. This event will be held at Cornell and it will give kids and parents an opportunity to reconnect a few days before school starts on Tuesday, August 26. Our PTA will provide snacks. Watch for a reminder to be sent out later this summer with the exact time and more details.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MINIMUM SCHEDULE FOR ALL
It’s hard to believe but our school year is coming to an end. Our last day, Friday, June 13th will be a Minimum Day.
1st-3rd grades 8:30 am-1:45 pm
4th & 5th grades 8:30 am-1:40 pm

All kindergartners are on Early Bird schedule, 8:30 am-1 pm.
Help is needed! Baylor is in need of a marrow donor.
Last week we received word that one of AUSD's students recently had a relapse of Leukemia. The family is asking for our help to spread the word about his need for a bone marrow match. Click here to read the message that is going out to the AUSD community. Please help spread the word. Thank you!
SAYING “GOODBYE” TO CHRISTINE AND LORI IN THE OFFICE
Cornell is sad to say farewell to our wonderful office staff, both of whom will be leaving at the end of the school year. Our Secretary, Christine Adams, and our Clerk, Lori Saaf, have both been with us for many years, working most recently at the heart of our school, the Cornell Office. Good luck to both of these amazing ladies. They will be missed.
BOARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM MEETING ON MAY 13, 2014
Please click on the heading, above, to read the highlights from the most recent Board of Education Meeting, May 13, 2014.
THE COYOTE RUN IS ALMOST UPON US!
Starting next week, Cornell is having its FIRST ever Run-a-thon to promote fitness and raise needed funds that will go directly to the greening of our school. The Coyote Run will take place during PE classes May 27-30. Students will run for up to 15 minutes and earn pledges for each lap walked or run. It is not too late to collect pledges! Additional pledge forms are available in the office. Pledges are due June 6 to be turned into directly to your child's teacher. Classes who run the most laps or gather the most pledges will earn a smoothie party. Please encourage your child to try their best and end their year at Cornell on a positive note that supports themselves and our school. We encourage parents to come out and cheer on our runners. Please look at the e-tree email that went out earlier this week for details of each classroom’s run schedule. Sign up to help your child’s class if you can!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS
• May 27 - 30 Puberty Education
• June 3, 4 or 5 5th Grade Visit AMS (Rm 17 6/3, Rm 18 6/4, Rm 16 & Rm 29 6/5)
• Tues, June 10 Swim Party and BBQ
• Fri, June 13 Promotion Ceremony, 12:45 pm
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