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A Message from our Principal!

I hope everyone had a fun and enjoyable summer.  I want to take a moment and welcome everyone back to the 2016-2017 school year.  I am excited and eager to continue all the progress that we started last year.  I am really looking forward to another exciting school year.


Our theme for this school year will be “All In.”  As we continue to grow as a school community and look at the challenges ahead, everyone from the administrators, staff and parents working together for the good of the students.  I like the quote John Maxwell uses when he presents on effective teams.  He says, “A good team is always greater than the sum of its parts and is able to accomplish more than individuals working alone.”  I think this was very evident in the Cavs march to Cleveland’s first Championship in over 50 years.  It took the entire team to win the Championship.  If we continue to work together this coming year, I know that we will continue to strive to be one of the best schools around.


I am looking forward to seeing all of you as the school year begins.  Please stop by the office and say hello.  I am really excited for the start of this year and seeing the students continue to grow. 


James Franko Jr.


Thoreau Park Elementary    



All-In happens when the team believes in each other as much as they do the vision and mission” -Jon Gordon