Principal's Welcome

Welcome to The Bergens!

With so many great choices for your child to receive a quality education in our community, we are excited to have you join us for this adventure.  Through intensive collaboration, our entire staff has focused on our Mission, Vision and Collective Commitments this year. We work together as one school, in two locations with systemic practices, beliefs and dedication to our community.

The Bergens Mission:  

The Bergens will Educate and Empower the Whole Child for Success

The Bergens Vision:

1.Our students, in a safe environment, focus on their social, emotional, physical, and academic well being.

2. Our students inspire others, challenge themselves, and strive for a level of mastery, so that they can apply and transfer knowledge.

3. Our students are independent, confident, responsible, and capable.

4. Our students own their learning and persevere in accomplishing goals.

Our enrollment at Meadow location is 240 with 92 preschool students.  Enrollment at the Valley location is 309. Our administrative structure includes, 1 Principal, 1 Assistant Principal, 1 Digital Teacher Librarian and 2 Instructional Coaches.  With 93% of our budget dedicated to keeping class sizes between 18-24 in grades K-3 and 24-27 in 4th and 5th grades, we have four teachers at each grade level. Our special education staff supports students with various learning styles along with our trained paraprofessionals and a teacher supporting intensive interventions.  Art, Music and PE classes enrich our students to help support passions and the experience for the whole child.

Teachers work throughout the year as adult learners through many professional development activities.  We have transformed the task and have helped support students as they take ownership for their learning.  Our digital teacher librarian has acquired a 3D printer this year, and has incorporated lessons with every student in 3-5th grades to understand and use this software.  We are on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

We could not accomplish so much without the incredible support of our PTA.  They raise money throughout the year that support: classroom materials, ALL technology-chromebooks, laptops, smartboards, document cameras, ipads, a Greenhouse at Valley location, heart monitors for PE classes, ukuleles for music classes, assemblies, a field trip to the Symphony, staff development/training, curriculum, and so much more.  This level of financial support is critical to the overall success of our students at The Bergens.

This is our commitment to our community of learners as we come to work every day.  The staff is committed to excellence through rigorous academically challenging and explicit instruction.  With class sizes so manageable, our staff can support the social emotional needs of our students.

It is with great pride that we all come to work every day.  This mountain community of learners is inspirational and committed to the success of our children.

Peggy Miller, Principal

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