Dear Families,

This year is unique in that the students have a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year! I assure you that we will continue the excellent work that Mrs. Shores started. I am excited to push our students to even greater achievements over the next several years.

I want you to know that I value and love each of your children as my own. The faculty and staff at Pineville Elementary want the best for every child. They have already been working very hard over the summer to learn the most effective teaching strategies. They have spent hours together planning new ways to motivate and reward students for reading and for being leaders among their peers.

We are really excited about our ideas to motivate all students to grow in their reading, but we need your help! Each student will have a reading goal for each nine weeks and for the school year. Please ask your children about their goals and about the books they are reading. Students will have opportunities to earn AR points, but we want our students to know that reading isn’t just about rewards and points, it’s about learning, growing, and becoming empowered to do new things.

Thank you for your continued support and the opportunity to educate your child. Please feel free to communicate with us anytime. We need your help and support as we help your children grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

I can’t wait for this year to begin!


Dr. Erin Stokes