Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Owatin Creek Elementary School in Exeter Township School District. Our K-4 school is located at 5000 Boyertown Pike in Reading, Pennsylvania. As is the standard at Owatin, students, staff, parents and community members have continued their efforts to consistently maintain and further develop our wonderful elementary school. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to each and every student, parent and volunteer for the continued support given to our excellent professional staff and support staff members. Together we have helped create a cohesive school community that exhibits a safe and secure school environment where academics, behavior and performance all have high expectations.
As the elementary principal for the past thirteen years, it has been and continues to be a pleasure to welcome students into our school each morning. Their excitement and enthusiasm for being a part of our school community is a reflection of their eagerness to learn and do the very best they can each and every day. Our “Owatin Family” of teachers, professional and support staff members, and parent or community volunteers are dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience for everyone. Although we are the largest of the K-4 schools in Exeter Township School District, we pride ourselves in fostering a child-centered school where we continually strive to meet individual student needs and nurture the development of the “whole child”.
We look forward to meeting and greeting you during the 2012-2013 school year. Our teachers have been exploring new technology initiatives such as using the interactive white board, i-pods and i-pads, as well as using data analysis to develop best instructional strategies to meet individual student needs. Other areas of professional development have included teachers exploring key programs or initiatives such as Fundations for grades K and one, Fountas and Pinnell assesments (F & P), Ladders to Literacy Intervention (LLI), "The Daily Five", "CAFE", guided reading, gifted clustering, in addition to opportunities for refinement of our Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) Framework.
If you have any questions about our school or would like further information about curriculum, programs, our positive school-wide discipline plan, student recognition program, or becoming a volunteer, please do not hesitate to call me at 610-406-4580.
Susan M. Cook
Owatin Creek Principal