Hello Sunshine Gardens’ Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Members,
Becoming the principal of Sunshine Gardens has been one of the happiest moments of my career and I look forward to meeting each of you and working closely with you for the success of our students. I have worked in this district for 10 years and have raised my own two daughters right here in SSFUSD. I love this school district and this community and could not be happier to be a part of Sunshine Gardens. We have our work cut out for us, but I BELIEVE together as a team we can accomplish anything. Our “team” includes students, parents, and staff.
The students here at Sunshine Gardens are wonderful. They are so happy to be here and to learn and they really do try their best every single day. I am so proud to say that our school rules of 1) Be kind, 2) Be safe, 3) Respect people and property, and 4) Do your best at all times are followed constantly. We want our students to become “life-long learners” and that is exactly what I believe they want too. Parents, I hope you feel proud of our over 400 life-long learners!
I have met a lot of parents and look forward to meeting more of you as we work together throughout the school year on committees such as PTA, ELAC, and our School Site Council. If you are interested in participating on one or all of these committees and want more information please stop by the office. You can also stop by to introduce yourself and just say hello. Our staff will be happy to help.
Sunshine Gardens has the best staff around. The office support staff and campus staff are so incredibly helpful and hard-working that I don’t know where we would be without them. And, the life-long learners that we want to “cultivate” are in large part because of our dedicated and professional teaching staff. Our teachers are passionate about their craft of teaching but more so about your students. They work tirelessly and creatively and I myself learn from them each and every day.
We have made a few small changes and there may be a few more but please know they will always be for what is best for the students. The new morning line-up routine is one of the best ways to build that community we want and to start our day TOGETHER as Sunshine Gardens. Our “Word of the Week” program is one of the best ways to start to build academic vocabulary that is so important for our young learners. The teachers and I appreciate your participation in the morning routine and would love for you to use our word of the week at home in your family conversations.
I started the school year off telling the staff here at Sunshine Gardens that I believe in them and I need them to believe in me. I ask the same of you. Believe in me. Believe in our teachers. Believe in our students. Together, we will be the best that we can be.
Nadia Oskolkoff, Principal