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Letter from the Superintendent

Welcome! We are incredibly excited to begin the 2016-17 school year! This promises to be a year filled with amazing opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before! We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and a plethora of activities, performing arts, and field trips certain to encourage our students to be involved and stay connected! Our vision for this year is for all APCA students to be excited about learning and empowered to control their own educational pathway.
Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities to be engaged in their child’s education. The 2016-17 school year will be one of several positive changes throughout the school. I have been in the role of Superintendent/Principal since the foundation of the school in 2012. This has been an extremely rewarding position and I will be staying as the Superintendent of the school. I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Alex Uhlir has been promoted to be our new Principal! Alex Uhlir has been a music teacher for the last 8 years, 3 of them here at A+ Children’s Academy. In May of 2015, she graduated with her Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova University. While at APCA, she has served as the Arts and Fieldtrip Coordinator—leading the arts team in building the arts festivals and organizing all fieldtrips as well as the general music teacher. With her experience on focusing on the vision and mission of the school being immersed in the performing arts she is a perfect fit for Principal. She is looking forward to leading and serving the APCA students and families.
We look forward to a very positive and productive year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want . . . we need . . . and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success of your young student’s during his/her elementary school years.
Please know that we highly value home/school communication here at APCA. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.
Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!

Mindi Hardgrow, Superintendent


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