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Merrimac Elementary School

Principal's Message


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Dear Families:

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and feeling relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. At Merrimac Elementary School, we welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you and your children.

The staff and I would like to welcome you and your child to Merrimac Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. Whether you are new to our Merrimac family or returning to our great school for another successful school year, WELCOME!

One of the most crucial ways you, as the parent/guardian, can help provide your child with a strong foundation for learning in their educational experience is to be involved. We encourage you to visit our school website, PTA Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for current information, pictures, and updates. Stay informed of school activities and events, and READ, READ, READ with your child each day!

Merrimac Elementary is proud to be a Leader In Me LIGHTHOUSE School! The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process-developed in partnership with educators-that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The Leader in Me is built on a foundation of believing every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader. Our goal as educators at Merrimac Elementary is to value and develop the whole child. The process integrates leadership development as a foundation for the school, improving relationships, transforming culture, and highly motivating staff and students.
Through The Leader in Me journey, our students will participate in goal setting, data tracking, leadership roles, Student¬-Led Conferences, leadership environments, and Leadership Events. Opportunities abound for every student through The Leader In Me process, to support every student in reaching their leadership potential. We hope you will embrace The Leader In Me process with your child, and within your home. Periodically we will share information with you to help you learn about the 7 Habits. This will not only help you support your student, but also help you as your child learns way to utilize their leadership skills at home. For more information about The Leader in Me, visit

Families are an integral part of our school community. Our staff works diligently to communicate with families and maintain on-going, two-way communication regarding our instructional programs, student progress, and opportunities for parents to be actively engaged in our school. Research shows that children do better in school if their parents are familiar with the school and participate in school activities. A great way to get involved is by joining our wonderful PTA.

I hope you are ready for a great year!!


Veronica DeCicco