Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

When I arrived at school the morning of President’s Day, I saw something unusual for our corner of the country—snow surrounded the colorful crocus plants in the flowerbeds. Even as signs of spring emerge, winter is still upon us. I hope you have enjoyed our recent snowfall and wacky weather.

When I was a classroom teacher, I always appreciated the month of March because it is almost entirely free of disruptions and breaks. It is a time of focused learning—and at its end is the promise of spring breakJ. If possible, please make sure your student is present and on time during this critical time in the school year.

As you know, Island View began a school pledge two years ago. Staff members wanted to begin each school day with a positive and hopeful message for our students. Recently a mom of a first grader shared a wonderful story with me. She told me that her son sometimes gets anxious, especially when faced with a task that is challenging. Continuing, she explained whenever he starts to feel anxious, “my son simply stops, takes a breath, and recites the Island View pledge.” I find that inspiring. What a great reminder that positive words can have a profound effect on our kids. I encourage you to ask your student what the Island View pledge means to him or her. I would love to hear some of their sentiments!

As always, please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. You can reach me at 360-503-1490 or at I appreciate your partnership.

 Brian Hanrahan







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