Principal's Corner

Principal Barbara Pixton

Welcome to the new school year 2020-2021! Our staff have been preparing for an excellent school year and you can expect us to be at our very best! At Mullenix Ridge, we believe that parents play an integral part of student success. We appreciate your partnership (especially this year) and the role you play by ensuring your child is getting enough rest each night, has a designated place to complete homework, reads (or is read to) at least 20-30 minutes each day and is at school (virtually) on time, ready to learn.

I have met many of you and look forward to meeting all of you in the near future. We have lots of new families so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a 23-year veteran of the Navy and this will be my fifth year at Mullenix Ridge and my 20th year in education. I have seven beautiful children with my husband of 42 years and eleven grandchildren. Needless to say – I love children!

Did you know that attendance matters starting as early as Kindergarten? Studies show many children who miss too many days of school can struggle academically in later years. Every day missed creates a hole in student learning. Please help us reduce absences to eight or less per student for the entire school year!

I also want to take this opportunity to invite you to join PTA. Mullenix Ridge has one of the strongest PTA’s in our school district and by joining, you show that you support a national children’s advocacy organization, and you help our PTA as they give support to educational programs and family fun events like the Harvest Fest, Popcorn Fridays, Accelerated Reader Rewards, Science on Wheels and more! It’s $12 for a single membership or $20 for a 2-person membership. You can join by going to wastatepta.org or follow the link:

I look forward to partnering with you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, good news, or concerns. We are still Eagles and we are still flying high!

Barbara Pixton

Principal

 

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