Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

Fall is my favorite season. The air becomes chill, leaves turn orange and red, cinnamon-infused hot apple cider fills my school thermos – and school is back in full swing. While routines look a little different, students are clearly thriving together with peers and staff. It is a good time of the year.  

Please allow me to begin with several thank you messages. Parents: thank you for your patience and grace as we began the year with new recess, lunch, arrival, and dismissal procedures. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions have helped us develop better and safer protocols for your students. Also, I want to thank the entire Island View staff. No matter what challenges arose, school staff worked together to seek resolutions that were best for kids. I am repeatedly inspired by our school community.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who came out to the Shell Fueling Education Fun Run—or who ran virtually! Island View’s winning participation awarded us a $5,000 grant. We plan to buy one (perhaps two) water-bottle filling stations so that our students and staff can access clean, filtered water, especially since our water fountains are disconnected due to COVID restrictions. We live in a very generous and caring community.

In late October we welcome families to school for fall conferences. Please anticipate logistical information from your student’s teacher. I look forward to seeing parents and families walk through our halls, amidst pumpkin placemats and ghostly artwork. As one young student recently told me, “Mr. Hanrahan…I’m going to a pumpkin patch to find the biggest pumpkin I can carry!”

Kids and pumpkin patches. That captures my love of fall.

I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and growth. It’s great to be a proud, soarin’ Island View eagle.

Brian Hanrahan, Principal


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