Dear Queen Palmer Families,
If you are new to the Queen Palmer family, you just entered into a very special school. Queen Palmer is a close-knit educational community that promotes the academic and social development of all students in a safe, friendly environment. We have Panda PRIDE expectations at Queen Palmer: EXCEL with PRIDE. Ask your child and they will be able to tell you what is means to be a Panda! We are a Capturing Kids Hearts School that embraces the importance of student empowerment and relationships.
I am honored and humbled to be the principal of Queen Palmer. I am proud to serve the community in this capacity. This fall will be my 20th year in Colorado Springs School District 11 as a teacher, math coach, K-12 Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal.
Our dedicated staff is here to support our 250 plus students and families. Queen Palmer students experience daily instruction in one of these specialty areas: Kids on Bikes, SOLE, Yes Club, music, physical education, library, and 1:1 technology. Our core curriculum includes Wonders, ST Math, Math Expressions, and the Writer's Workshop model. Every child will also receive their very own laptop to support instruction.
Parents/Guardians are always welcome at our school. We view our parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. Further, we encourage you to become active participants in school programs and classroom activities. There are many ways to support your child, such as volunteering to help in the classroom, volunteering for the PTO or attending one of our many school programs. We certainly understand many of you lead busy lives, and it is often difficult to volunteer at school. Just as important as volunteering is a nightly routine of reading to your child, talking about their day, and getting them prepared for the next day of school.
I am thrilled to be part of the Queen Palmer family! I invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a suggestion, concern, or just a "good story" to share! I look forward to working with you and your children!
With a smile,
Mrs. Christina Butcher